Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bodega Norton Malbec '09, Mendoza, Argentina

An affordable fruit forward Malbec from the sub-district of Lujan de Cuyo in the Mendoza region in Argentina.

Technical Data: 100% Malbec. Stainless steel only. Underwent full malolactic fermentation.

Description: Bright garnet color. Fruit forward nose with a load of plum and liquorice. Dry, medium bodied clean wine showing off flavors of plum and black currant entwined with liquorice, a pinch of black pepper and very soft tannins. Smooth long lasting finish.

Food Pairing & Service: Can be sip by itself of course but Malbec usually love the company of food and this one is no exception. Treva and Angela paired it with a Mahón cheese (cow's milk) aged over 60 days called Queama Menorca. This cheese is coming from the outermost of the three Balearic Islands, Minorca. This wine could also definitely well pair any beef and pork fare.

Score: 8/10.

Ageing Potential: This wine is intended to be drunk in its youth, drink now and for 2 more years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $16.99

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