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Littleman Jul 5, 2011 09:39 AM

What's your favorite Malbec wines from $10/bottle to $50/bottle. Thanks.

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    BDD888 RE: Littleman Jul 5, 2011 11:15 AM

    At t he low end I'd try Tilia from Argentina. Retails for roughly $12.00 CDN. Probably around the same in US$. Or for a little more punch Bodega Norton (also from the Mendoza region in Argentina I believe) for roughly $20.00 CDN.

    1. Delucacheesemonger RE: Littleman Jul 6, 2011 06:33 AM

      Dolium ,with an underground winery in Mendoza, produces four levels of Malbec. From their entry level simple one to a special vineyard designated example. My go to is their third level up, their riserva. Big and jammy, l love it. Know sold at Garnet in Manhattan.

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        meeps2002 RE: Littleman Jul 6, 2011 10:11 AM

        For the $10-$20 Range - I really like Gascon


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          newJJD RE: Littleman Jul 11, 2011 07:49 PM

          In the $10 range I like the La Puerta, $25 range - LUCA, $40+ range Acheval Ferrer

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            zin1953 RE: Littleman Jul 13, 2011 07:55 AM

            I'm surprised no one has mentioned the *original* Malbec wine . . . Cahors!

            Château du Cèdre
            Château Haut-Monplaisir
            Domaine La Bérangeraie

            1. Sensuous RE: Littleman Jul 13, 2011 12:15 PM

              Definitely Zolo.

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                BigWoodenSpoon RE: Sensuous Jul 13, 2011 04:00 PM

                Current favorite: 2009 Durigutti Malbec: Unfined, unfiltered, hands off approach = plush deliciousness. I literally thought about this wine for two weeks after having it and was fortunate enough to pick up the last bottle at my local wine bar. For $15, it's a steal.

                Really enjoy Cahors as well, but I have to be in a chewy dirt kind of mood. ; )

              2. SteveTimko RE: Littleman Jul 13, 2011 06:34 PM

                From the Loire, In Cot We Trust, a Louis/Dressner import. About $25 a bottle.

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