Bodega Norton Privada 2003
The harmonic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Malbec, and Merlot, represents the singular bond between nature and the passion of our people. The name “privada” refers to the family’s private reserve, originally enjoyed with only our closest friends. Now we have reserved some of this great wine to share with you. AGING French oak barrel (new): 16 months Percentage: 100% Aging in bottle: over 12 months
Editorial Reviews for Bodega Norton Privada
From a typical good quality red wine glass this showed wood and earth with a bit of heat. There were nice notes of leather and a touch of funk/forest floor and a touch of pencil lead. This was matte and rich in the mouth with finely polished tannins and good supporting acids bolstering black fruits with balsamic edges and a nice mineral cut on the back end that lead to a rather abrupt finish. 92pts From Bottega del Vino's stem, the rosso amarone I belive, this offered up a much subtler array of aromatics . There was still a touch of heat but much better integration allowing smoke, menthol, olive brine and chunky fruit notes to emerge. Smooth and polished in the mouth with a more mineral laden, elegant profile than from the restaurant stem. This is brisk and refreshing but again finishes rather briefly though there is a return of dark cherry fruit that grows. Black cherry fruit fills out the mid-palate and there is an attractive herbal top note as well. A solid Cab/Malbec blend that is quite refined.