2005 Probus Cahors (Malbec), Cahors, France, $59

This 100% Malbec wine from its origins in Cahors, France is a dark purplish red with aromas of black fruits and a hint of oak.  The wine is rich, complex, balanced and has a long finish.  Decant for an hour if you drink young, and enjoy with baked or roasted duck, lamb, beef or a cassoulet.  Visit JL Baldes for more details.