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Malbec

New Home, New Fortune

The Malbec once belonged to the classic assortment of varieties from Bordeaux. But it was demanding to cultivate, and in the changeable climate of the Bordelais it often became green and herbaceous, so winemakers replaced it with Merlot in the middle of the 20th century. Luckily, the Malbec found a new home in Argentina. In 1868, a Frenchman brought the first stocks along to the land of the Andes. Today, the Malbec is the most-planted variety there. Especially in Mendoza, it shows what it can do: it yields very dark, well-structured wines with aromas of black fruit, violets and game. They just call out for an Argentinean steak! The Malbec has its origins in Cahors, in southwestern France. There, it is kept today under the name Cot. Due to their earthy tannins, in the middle ages the growths from this area were also called "the black wines of Cahors".

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Stellenbosch, De Toren, 750 ml
CHF 19.50
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Insignia 2017
Only 4 Bottles
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Baur au Lac Vins 89-91 Points
Ch. Moulin Haut-Laroque 2015

Ch. Moulin Haut-Laroque 2015

AC Fronsac, 750 ml
CHF 29.80
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Parker 90 Points
Z 2016

Z 2016

Stellenbosch, De Toren, 750 ml
CHF 47.–
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Parker 96 Points
Château La Conseillante 2009
Only 3 Bottles

Château La Conseillante 2009

AC Pomerol, 750 ml
CHF 270.–
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Baur au Lac Vins 89-91 Points
Ch. Moulin Haut-Laroque 2015
Only 11 Bottles

Ch. Moulin Haut-Laroque 2015

AC Fronsac, 3000 ml
CHF 167.–

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