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Top Rated Malbec

Malbec grapes

Originating in France, Malbec has become a booming trend in Argentina and Chile, where the grape is able to flourish. With a deep, inky-red color and intense, complex flavor — particularly the distinct taste of plum — Malbec often has notes of blackberry, pepper, tobacco and leather. The varietal’s robust tannins make it perfect for pairing with steak. These are the best Malbecs we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Kaiken
2007 Mai
Mendoza, Argentina
16/20

$85

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Mt. Brave
2008 Malbec
Mt. Veeder, CA
15.5/20

$60

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Chappellet
2009 Malbec
Napa Valley, CA
15/20

$49

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Hand of God
2010 Old Vine Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
15/20

$75

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Val de Flores
2007 Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
15/20

$85

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Allamand
2011 "H"
Mendoza, Argentina
14.5/20

$35

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Bodega Catena
2007 Malbec
San Rafael, Argentina
14.5/20

$21

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Chakana
2010 Estate Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
14.5/20

$26

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Ñandú
2010 Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
14.5/20

$21

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Piedra Negra
2008 Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
14.5/20

$30

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South Coast Winery
2009 Carter Estate Malbec
Temecula Valley, CA
14.5/20

$38

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Viña Alicia
2008 Brote Negro Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
14.5/20

$90

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Famiglia Bianchi
2003 Malbec
San Rafael, Argentina
14/20

$18

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Recuerdo
2010 Malbec
Uco Valley, Argentina
14/20
$22


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Tikal
2010 Natural
Mendoza, Argentina
14/20
$20


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Trapiche
2004 Malbec Vina Carlos Gei Berra Single Vineyard Lunlunta
Mendoza, Argentina
14/20
$35

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Valentin Bianchi
2005 Elsa Malbec
San Rafael, Argentina
14/20

$7

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Viña Alicia
2009 Las Compuertas Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
14/20
$30

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Viu Manent
2007 San Carlos Estate Malbec
Colchagua Valley, Chile
14/20
$15

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William Church Winery
2007 Malbec
Wahluke Slope, WA
14/20
$30

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Argento
2009 Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
13.5/20

$13

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Don Miguel Gascón
2008 Reserva Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
13.5/20

$25

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Seven Hills
2007 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley
Walla Walla Valley, Washington
13.5/20
$25

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Alamos
2007 Selección Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
13/20

$20

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