Norton Malbec Barrel Select 2019 750ml
90 Points - Wine Spectator
The Barrel Select Line expresses both the fruit attributes, such as freshness and sweetness, along with the smoky influences of oak, which add to the wine’s complexity. This is accomplished by aging a portion of the wine in French oak barrels and then blending with wines aged in stainless steel. As a result, a delicate balance between fruit and oak is obtained, in which the scents and flavors of each blend are combined with the oak’s toasted notes. 50% of the Malbec is aged in French oak before blending.
Notes: Deeply red with violet hues. Aromas of ripe red fruits, cassis and pepper. Sweet on the palate, friendly tannins with spicy flavors.
Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
- Blend of oaked and unoaked wine perfectly balances fruit and oak influences.
- Aging in oak lends slight smoky characteristics to the finished wine.
- Grown in high-altitude vineyards over 4,000 feet above sea level.