Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec 2019
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo|
The 2019 vintage will go down as one of the best vintages of the decade with red wines showing outstanding quality. The 2019 Reserva Malbec is an intense red color with purplish hues. In the nose, it is an expressive wine with ripe black fruits, violets, spices and tobacco. In the mouth, it is wide and fleshy with a lingering finish.
This has rich aromas of baked blueberries, cassis, violets, dark chocolate and licorice. It’s full-bodied with firm, sleek tannins and fresh acidity. Fruity and flavorful with a medium finish.
The 2019 Malbec Norton Reserva from Luján de Cuyo spent 12 months aging in French barrels. An intense purple in hue. The nose offers notes ranging from ripe plum to prunes along with white pepper and aromas from the aging process such as pencil box. Broad with sweet tannins, the flow is languorous but maintains an almost juicy freshness. A generally classical wine, the acidity is a modern touch.
Gritty blackberry and black-cherry aromas are direct and and honest. The mouthfeel is on the money, with depth and smooth tannins. This Malbec from an excellent vintage bursts with dark berry and plum flavors backed by peppery spice and a hint of blackened toast. Drink through 2023.
Plum tart and dried raspberry flavors show dried mint notes, with sanguine accents on the firm finish. Drink now. 90,000 cases made, 59,600 cases imported.