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Le Malbec 2014

The Experience

Drink When...
You're feeling French
Listen To...
Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
Think About...
Just because you are a character, doesn't mean you have character
Drink With...
Le Big Mac

The Oddbins Take

In keeping with the cultural terminology as memorably described by Jules and Vincent in Pulp Fiction, if the French do a take on a foreign product, all they do is stick “Le” in front of it, as in “Le Big Mac”. So it is with Argentina’s No. 1 grape, which winemaker Boris Kovac simply calls “Le Malbec”. Boris, we commend you. Though it must noted that this spicy, brambly, black fruit-flavoured grape actually originates in France. Don’t think this is true of the Big Mac though.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Classification
IGP Pay d'Oc
Vintage
2014
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 2 Years
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
375g/l
13.0%
Alcohol Units
10

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The Style

Grape
Malbec (94%), Torrontes (6%)
Character
Fruity, Oaked
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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An Argentine wine specialist approached winemaker Boris Kovac in the Languedoc a couple of years ago, telling him he was looking for a Malbec and remembers “the surprised look on his face”. He knew they were Argentina specialists and probably thought that’s where their interest in the grape began and ended.