If it’s sumptuous, deep and luxurious reds you’re after, Malbec is your man. One of the 6 red grapes permitted in Bordeaux reds, it’s more famous in its Argentine incarnations where it achieves a fruitiness and velvety texture that is tailor made for enjoying with that other Argentine speciality, beef.
Not many know that Malbecs original home is Cahors, just east of Bordeaux. Here Malbec shows its more elegant side with subtler fruit, a touch of spice and savoury notes. Which will you prefer?