Bodega Norton

Reserva Mendoza Malbec

8.6112 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Frank Kuo

Color of dark hazy purple with slightly brownish note on the rim. Ample nose of black cherry, plum, berries, a bit milk chocolate, and a bit spice like anise. Taste of vanilla, ripe dark fruit, oaky, cherry jam, grassy tobacco leaf, a bit herby, cocoa, and a bit unpolished sweetness and watery. Aftertaste of herby note, anise, black tea, bittersweet zest. I feel the wine is easy to drink with great price. Drink it now.

Color of dark hazy purple with slightly brownish note on the rim. Ample nose of black cherry, plum, berries, a bit milk chocolate, and a bit spice like anise. Taste of vanilla, ripe dark fruit, oaky, cherry jam, grassy tobacco leaf, a bit herby, cocoa, and a bit unpolished sweetness and watery. Aftertaste of herby note, anise, black tea, bittersweet zest. I feel the wine is easy to drink with great price. Drink it now.

2 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2016
SheSwallowsDotWine

Decent value wine for drinking "around the house". Fruit forward, jammy, strong alcohol and slightly chewy with a tangy finish lightly punctuated with pepper. Would definitely buy again.

Decent value wine for drinking "around the house". Fruit forward, jammy, strong alcohol and slightly chewy with a tangy finish lightly punctuated with pepper. Would definitely buy again.

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2017
Stefan Glomazic

Love at first taste. It's not like some other wines I tasted that were in a different class, but I liked it. Not that I can say why. No distinct flavor or notes, no particular smoothness, pretty strong smell of alcohol... I don't know. I like it.

Love at first taste. It's not like some other wines I tasted that were in a different class, but I liked it. Not that I can say why. No distinct flavor or notes, no particular smoothness, pretty strong smell of alcohol... I don't know. I like it.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2016
Kim Van Schoick

Full bodied, dark red wine. Hints of dark fruits with the slight oak finish. Has a perfect balance of tart vs. sweet. You can almost taste the warmth. A hug in a glass!

Full bodied, dark red wine. Hints of dark fruits with the slight oak finish. Has a perfect balance of tart vs. sweet. You can almost taste the warmth. A hug in a glass!

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

'13 vintage. Good, not great, just like the '12. But slightly better, and actually, considering the price, a great value.

'13 vintage. Good, not great, just like the '12. But slightly better, and actually, considering the price, a great value.

Aug 12th, 2016
Adam Hoogeveen

Deep, dark, and rich. A little more complexity and nuance would be desirable, but a good wine for a hearty dinner.

Deep, dark, and rich. A little more complexity and nuance would be desirable, but a good wine for a hearty dinner.

Jul 7th, 2018
Lauren Bailey

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Jun 29th, 2018
DAL 9000

Big blackberry tannin bouquet. Medium dry Dark berry middle with a mild finish. Wine Spectator #74 Top 100 in 2016

Big blackberry tannin bouquet. Medium dry Dark berry middle with a mild finish. Wine Spectator #74 Top 100 in 2016

Feb 11th, 2018
Peter Krug

Great for the holiday! Thanks Teresa!

Great for the holiday! Thanks Teresa!

Dec 25th, 2017
Steve McDermott

Too much grape juice. Lacking complexity. Disappointing for a Reserva at $15-16.

Too much grape juice. Lacking complexity. Disappointing for a Reserva at $15-16.

Nov 11th, 2017