Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec 2008
Two and a half glasses
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Very ripe and very primal still, delivering a large core of velvety-textured raspberry, fig and boysenberry fruit that is liberally laced with dark toast, pastis and roasted vanilla. Should settle in nicely with modest cellaring, as the structure is dense, but polished and integrated. Drink now through 2011.
Glass-coating purple color; slightly roasted character, hint of balsamic, lavender, black fruits.
Focused, with cedar and vanilla aromas leading the way for black cherry, currant and cocoa notes. Taut tanins frame the finish. More like a Cabernet than a Malbec. Drink now through 2008.
As dense and hedonistic as pecan pie, this malbec offers plenty of caramel and dry fruit aromas. Despite its weight, the alcohol and tannins feel integrated. Save it for winter drinking.
Full ruby. Sexy claret-like aromas of plum, currant, graphite and chocolatey oak. Sweet and easygoing, with plum and currant fruit complemented by oak. In a slightly reductive style, finishing with broad tannins and a touch of oaky bitterness.
Very toasty, offering showy mocha and spice aromatics, but therersquo;s also plenty of flesh, with lush raspberry, fig and plum notes that follow through on the long, polished finish. Drink now through 2010.
The 2006 Malbec Reserva is a more saturated color and more expressive aromatically. Ripe and rich on the palate, it has ample tannin to evolve for 2ndash;3 years, impeccable balance, and a lengthy, pure finish. It over-delivers for its modest price.