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Malbec wine was originally from France. However, it had to be replanted and grown elsewhere when almost all of the grapes are destroyed by frost in 1952. If you find a true French Malbec that predates that period, and it has not been exposed to extreme heat, it is worth a lot of money. Nowadays, many Malbec wines are produced in Argentina. To really experience an Argentinian Malbec (or any other 100% pure Malbec wine for that matter) you should know what to expect. Here is how to enjoy a glass of this rare and unique wine.
Pour a Glass, Swirl It to Admire the Color, and Let It Air
A pure Malbec is very dark red in color, almost a plum-shaded black. By swirling it, you can see its amazing color and encourage it to air out. As it swirls, glimpses of a red-violet hue may be reflected in the glass at the top of each crested swirling. It is very pretty.
Stick your nose over the top of the glass. Smell the grapes and the wine. You will initially notice how really pungent the wine is. That is because of the high tannins in the grapes. That said, you can expect, from the smell of the wine, that the wine itself is going to be heavy and not very sweet.
The taste of a pure Malbec wine is not unlike the plummy taste of other red wines. The difference is in the intensity and sharp, dry flavor you might not expect from a red wine. Tannins in the grapes are higher for Malbec than for the same grapes used in Cabernet or Merlot wines. A taste comparison with a Cabernet and a Merlot often makes the Cabernet and/or Merlot much sweeter in a side by side comparison with the Malbec. If you love dry wines, then the Malbec might be a very good choice for you.
The Argentinian Malbec in Particular
The Argentinian Malbec tends to have a slightly more acidic taste because of the soil in which the grapes are grown. If you have tasted a French Malbec, and are making your way through the Malbec wine producers of the world, you may find that you are quite surprised by this country's varietal. Some people love it because it does set itself apart from other Malbec wines. Other wine lovers find it disagreeable.