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Bodega Norton - Winemaker's Reserve Malbec 2014


  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Area: Lujan de Cuyo
  • Wine Maker: Jorge Riccitelli
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.1%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2018
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2014) VS: 89 (2014) WS: 90 (2014) JS: 91 (2014) WE: 87 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Deep red colour with hints of purple. Expressive on the nose with notes of ripe black fruits, violets, and tobacco. Long finish.

Winery Information

Bodega Norton

The Norton winery was founded in 1885 when Edmund James Palmer Norton arrived in Mendoza during the building of the first railway that linked it with Chile. Impressed by the terroir, he planted some vines imported from France and started Argentina's first winery south of the Mendoza river. Just over 100 years later, Austrian businessman Gernot Langes-Swarovski acquired the winery, convinced by the Argentina's potential as a source of quality wines around the world. Impressed by the beauty of.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)90 pts

Dec 2016 Reviewer : Luis Gutierrez - The 50/50 blend of grapes from Valle de Uco and Luján de Cuyo 2014 Reserva Malbec was very impressive for the price tag it wears. For winemaker David Bonomi, 2014 was cooler than 2013, and they have lowered the effect of the oak and used well-seasoned oak barrels. It has good concentration and ripeness without excess, and a soft, juicy and chewy palate, with good consistency. It's lively and fresher than what it was in the past, thanks to the fruit from the Valle de Uco. This is the winery's flagship and bestselling wine.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)89 pts

July 2017. By Stephen Tanzer. Bright ruby-red. Rather tight aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, mocha and spices. Then a bit sweeter and more intense than the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve but still in a rather polite, savory style. Finishes with a smooth dusting of tannins and subtle length. This wine has the energy for mid-term aging.

Wine Spectator (2014)90 pts

This has a silky mouthfeel, with rich, plush flavors of boysenberry, dark currant and black olive that carry plenty of creamy accents. Features dark chocolate and Asian spice details on the finely textured finish. Drink now through 2020.

James Suckling (2014)91 pts

A malbec with purity and structure with a linear backbone giving the wine form and tension. Full body, blue fruits and a lively finish. Fine tannins. Drink now or better in 2018. Made from 83-year-old vines. Barrel fermented. Real Argentine malbec.

Wine Enthusiast (2014)87 pts

This pumped-up Malbec is black in color and heady on the nose due to oaky aromas on top of stewed plum, blackberry, prune and coconut notes. This feels saturated and sticky, with oak-accented flavors of blackberry, chocolate and coconut. On the finish, this is wearing more than enough oaky makeup.

Vinification Notes

12 months in first and second use french oak barrels.