Monday, February 23, 2009

Bodega Norton Reserva 2005

  • Area: Argentina, Mendoza
  • Grape: Cab Sauv
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Rating: Black 90 Dilettante 90
Description: Wine Enthusiast reviewed this wine and we both completely agreed with it. Instead of trying to re-invent the wine review, here is what they said:

"Aged in French oak for 12 months. This Cab is simultaneously simple and superb. It offers very nice aromas and pure flavors of berry and cherry. It also folds in some oak-based vanilla and mocha to soften things up. creamy but also structured. A global model for under $20 Cabernet Sauvignon."

I will add here that the attack was pure Old World oaky earth tones of softness. The finish delivered a very pleasant New World brightness. Nice juxtaposition. Decanting not required.

Price: $13

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