Malbec is a red wine grape variety that is primarily grown in Argentina, although it can also be found in other parts of the world. With its deep color, rich flavor profile, and bold tannins, Malbec has become a popular choice for red wine lovers.

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Common Tasting Notes

blackberry, plum, black cherry, black pepper, tobacco, chocolate, green olive, leather, vanilla, oak, violet, blueberry, clove, cinnamon, gamey, espresso, licorice, graphite, earthy, bell pepper

What does it pair with?

Malbec is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods. Its full-bodied, tannic structure makes it a good match for rich, hearty dishes, such as grilled or roasted meats, stews, and casseroles. It also pairs well with strong, flavorful cheeses, such as blue cheese or aged cheddar. For a lighter pairing, try Malbec with grilled vegetables or pasta dishes with a tomato-based sauce.

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