Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec 2005

Wine:  Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec 2005

Price: $21.00

Region: Mendoza, Argentina

Grape Variety: Malbec

Purchased: Cost Plus World Market, Woodbury, MN

We’ve enjoyed the 2004 vintage of this wine previously, and I was pleased to note that the jottings from our previous tasting were very consistent.  The wine had a medium dark, ruby coloring, and was quite clear and brilliant.  The nose had hints of plum and other fruits, with a definite undertone of black pepper.  The spicy feeling carried over to the taste as well.  Rolling it around in the mouth helped us to uncover the usual fruits, but also a bit of pepper and even some rich leather.  There was quite a bit of tannin to this wine, but it seemed to open up quickly and then to provide us a long, warm finish, both smooth and lingering.

We paired this with Pizza alla Salsiccia from Cooking Light Magazine, and it perfectly complemented the flavors of sweet sausage, fennel and red onion.  In all, we judged it an excellent wine.

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One Response to Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec 2005

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