Unlike Cab Sauv, Malbec doesn’t have a super long finish. Malbec is great with leaner red meats (ostrich anyone?). The wine does extremely well with flavors like blue cheese and rustic flavors like mushrooms and cumin spice.
Perfect Malbec Food Pairing
Black pepper buffalo burgers with blue cheese mushrooms and rosemary infused garlic kale chips.
Dark meat poultry and lean red meat. Malbec also pairs well with earthy flavors too, such as beef brisket. Duck, Chicken Leg, Lamb, Beef, Ostrich, Buffalo, Pork Shoulder
Spices and Herbs
Look for spices that have earthy or smoky flavors such as: Parsley, Sumac, Thyme, Rosemary, Porcini Powder, Smoked Paprika, Black Pepper, Cumin, Coriander, Juniper Berry, Clove, Vanilla Bean, Garlic, Shallot, Green Onion, Barbecue Sauce
Look for funky and rich soft to semi-firm cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses.
Vegetables & Vegetarian Fare
Mushroom, Roasted Vegetables, Green and Red Bell Pepper, Potato, Arugula, Kale, Chard, Grilled Endive, Onion, Beet, Tempeh, Lentils, Black Beans, Forbidden Rice