on Apr 28, 2008
Norton Reserva Malbec, 2004. A great example of the price/quality ratio coming out of Argentina these days. This a rich purple wine, just glows in the glass. The nose is all creamy fruit, not super complex in the nose but a nice hint at what's to come. In the mouth, first it's all about texture-creamy, silky, fine grained tannins coming floating their flavors onto your tongue. Creamy fig, plummy burnt earth, currants, blackberries and caramel mocha. Silkly caramel finish. Lots of fig and herbs. It paired wonderfully with torn rustic herbed bread, heaped with chunks of venison sausage, thin slices of heirloom tomatoes, and large shavings of ancient parmesan all run under a very hot broiler. Heaven. Dark creamy fruit. That's malbec Norton knows it backwards.
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