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Baur au Lac Vins
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8105 Regensdorf, CH
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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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Benmarco Malbec
Vegan

Benmarco Malbec

Mendoza, Susana Balbo Wines, 2016, 750 ml
CHF 25.50
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Indaco
Vegan
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Parker 91 Points
Ch. Moulin Haut-Laroque

Ch. Moulin Haut-Laroque

AC Fronsac, 2012, 1500 ml
CHF 65.–
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Château Moulin Haut-Laroque

AC Fronsac, 2018, 1500 ml
CHF 46.–
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Parker 93+ Points
Château Gruaud-Larose
Only 9 Bottles
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Parker 94 Points
Château Gruaud-Larose
Only 10 Bottles
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Parker 90 Points
Malbec Crios
Vegan

Malbec Crios

Mendoza, Susana Balbo Wines, 2017, 750 ml
CHF 15.50

Grape varieties

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