Norton Malbec Reserva 2016
90 Points Robert Parker
Intense red colour with purplish hues. Aromas of ripe black fruits, violets, spices and tobacco on the nose. On the palate, it is wide and fleshy with a lingering finish.
Robert Parker - 90 Points
The 2016 Reserva Malbec is approximately 60% grapes from Valle de Uco and 40% from Luján de Cuyo, and in this vintage, they removed the new oak from the élevage so that it is now exclusively in used 225-liter oak barrels. There are more grapes from Uco, and in this cooler, rainier year, the wine comes through as balanced, serious and juicy, with varietal character, fine tannins and balanced acidity. They had a short 2015 harvest and produced less in 2016, so they sold two vintages in one year.