Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec 2008

Purchased from Costco, $12.69
Total Wine & More, $12.97

Aaron: The powerful, oaky smell of this malbec was firm and almost bitter.  This matched the medium high tannins which resulted in a relatively sharp taste.  These tannins were a little too chalky for me, but after getting used to them, I did start to enjoy the earthy notes mixed with raspberries and blueberries.  87 points

Teri: This malbec was mild but still unique. Overall the flavor and smell contained strong oak and tobacco nodes with a blend of dark raspberry in the body. Letting the wine sit for a little before consumption smoothed out some of the tannins and brought out additional fruit flavors. Overall this was a good bottle (It did receive 90 points from wine spectator and was listed in the top 100 for 2010) but not one I would choose again only based on my own personal taste preferences.  86 points

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