Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec 2014
Deep red color with hints of purple. Expressive on the nose with notes of ripe black fruits, violets, and tobacco. Long finish.
James SucklingA malbec with purity and structure with a linear backbone giving the wine form and tension. Full body, blue fruits and a lively finish. Fine tannins. Drink now or better in 2018. Made from 83-year-old vines. Barrel fermented. Real Argentine malbec.
Wine AdvocateThe 50/50 blend of grapes from Valle de Uco and Luján de Cuyo 2014 Reserva Malbec was very impressive for the price tag it wears. For winemaker David Bonomi, 2014 was cooler than 2013, and they have lowered the effect of the oak and used well-seasoned oak barrels. It has good concentration and ripeness without excess, and a soft, juicy and chewy palate, with good consistency. It's lively and fresher than what it was in the past, thanks to the fruit from the Valle de Uco. This is the winery's flagship and bestselling wine. Production figures for this wine are mind-boggling, they produce around 1.8 million bottles of it.
Wine SpectatorThis has a silky mouthfeel, with rich, plush flavors of boysenberry, dark currant and black olive that carry plenty of creamy accents. Features dark chocolate and Asian spice on the finely textured finish. Drink now through 2020. 125,000 cases imported.