Malbec: France vs. Argentina


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This Week's Pack

Domaine Des Bateliers Cahors 2009

Chateau Vieux Poirier Bordeaux 2014

Pascual Toso Reserva Malbec 2014

Famiglia Bianchi Malbec 2014

Malbec: France vs. Argentina

"The byline for Malbec could be: born in France, MADE in Argentina. Although this grape is native to the area in and around Bordeaux and southwest France, it shot out of obscurity and right into our consciousness because of the killer wines Argentina made with it. It was only in the afterglow of its popularity that we saw France up its game, and embrace Malbec on its own and not as a seldom used part of the red Bordeaux blend. This pack will be fascinating for you to try. Two wines are from the homeland of Malbec - France - and they show the earthy, more moderate side of the grape. Soil, earth, tannin and acidity come ahead of the fruit in these complex French versions. You will need food to appreciate them. Then come the Argentinians - plummy, woodsy, fresh, spicy and bold, but with soft tannin and acidity. These wines are fine crowd pleasers - with or without food - but still have complexity and character. As you taste these wines, you’ll see there is so much more to Malbec than you may have originally thought. Hopefully, you’ll appreciate what each region has to offer and see that this grape has sides to it you may never have considered."
-Elizabeth Schneider

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Certified Sommelier
Elizabeth Schneider

What You Get

  • Four 750ml bottles of wine hand selected by a Weekly Tasting Sommelier; you pick which week and Sommelier you like. No recurring club fees!
  • A 10 minute Tasting video led by the Sommelier
  • A pack of tasting cards with recipe pairings
  • Access to a personal Weekly Tasting cellar to review your wines and share with friends

How It Works

Each week our Somms thoughtfully select a 4-pack of wine based on a common theme. Once the pack is selected, they record a video so you can watch along and learn about each wine as you taste your pack. Weekly Tasting isn't a club so you'll only receive the packs you select!

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You watch & enjoy!