Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [WS 90]

Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2008
(Mendoza, Argentina) - [WS 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Grape Varieties: 100% Malbec.
Appellation: Finca La Colonia, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
Aging: 100% of wine ages for 12 months in first and second use French oak barrels.

What Does It Taste Like?

A deep red color with hints of purple, this Malbec is expressive on the nose with notes of ripe black fruits, violets, and tobacco.

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This plush red offers velvety blackberry, fig paste and warm currant confiture notes backed by mouthwatering ganache and espresso. A big wine, but driven and lively. Drink now through 2013." –JM (Jun 15, 2011)

90 Points & Rank #90 Top 100 Wines of 2010 - Wine Spectator Magazine (2007 vintage):

"Very ripe and very primal still, delivering a large core of velvety-textured raspberry, fig and boysenberry fruit that is liberally laced with dark toast, pastis and roasted vanilla. Should settle in nicely with modest cellaring, as the structure is dense, but polished and integrated. Drink now through 2011. 61,000 cases imported." –JM (7/31/2010)

Focus on Argentina
By Stephen Tanzer of International Wine Cellar

"My tastings of new releases from Argentina turned up a higher percentage of well-made wines than ever before, thanks in part to an extended run of very good to excellent vintages. My annual coverage features a generous selection of stunning values in the under-$20 range, as well as a growing number of world-class higher-priced items. In addition to malbec, cabernet sauvignon and torrontes stood out in my tastings this year."

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