Bodega Norton Privada 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Bodega Norton Privada 2016 750ml
SKU: 10373

Bodega Norton Privada 2016


750ml

$24.99
$22.49

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Bodega Norton
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
Originally reserved for the family's private cellar, this exclusive high-end blend is a result of a request by the Swarovski family to create the best wine to enjoy among their friends. Its grapes come from the winery´s oldest vineyards, between 50 and 90 years old. A truly unique wine, it is a special selection of the best barrels of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which results in a harmonious, complex and elegant blend. A deep red blend with rich aromas of black berries. Rich, smooth and elegant. With a lingering finish given by the integration of its three blends.
Vinous
  • v93

Bright, dark ruby. Very pure aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate are lifted by a building violet topnote. Dry but flavorful black fruit and dark chocolate flavors are still youthfully tight but already display a very sophisticated texture. There's a coolness and clarity here from the 2016 vintage but also very good fruit ripeness and chalky minerality. Finishes with strong but refined tannins and a note of salty minerality. This juicy, penetrating, very long blend is youthfully primary now and needs more time in bottle to expand. It may well eventually merit an even higher rating. (6.22 g/l acidity; aged in 50% new and 50% once-used French oak barrels; made from several low-yielding blocks around Luján de Cuyo.

Stephen Tanzer
James Suckling
  • js93

Impressive depth and richness, as well as balance and freshness here. The dark plums and berries hold very focused and even. Great length to the fresh, spicy finish. A blend of malbec, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.

Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Concentrated dark fruit and chocolate mousse flavors are framed by firm tannins and acidity in this inky, muscular style. Sanguine notes fill the finish, complemented by plenty of dried beef and savory accents. Needs a good steak. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2023. 15,000 cases made, 8,000 cases imported.

Kim Marcus

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