Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2012’

Naked Wine Review 168
Wine: Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 
Producer: Bodega Norton
Vintage: 12’
Region: Argentina>Mendoza>Lujan de Cuyo
Price: 18.00
Date tasted: 8/09/15
Place tastedIn the oddness of clarity I sipped and contemplated the ship wreck of the past week(Aug 3rd-8th). I remember some really bad moments followed by some Really bad food. Then after a six day run of painfully bad moments I woke up without the pain and just the moment alone. First I noticed the silence, then I realized I was thinking again! good brain, good brain. To celebrate the passing of the week long cluster headache I joyously embraced every beautiful scent, taste, visual, intellectual and physical experience I could soak up which included this most expressive wine. It was the beginning of an absolutely magical rest of the month. 
Banish all obstacles to pain free living,
and blessed be the Camp Tuffit experience and all my wonderful friends and family.
Served with: It was perfect with Mediterranean Style Rolled Flank Steak. Would be good with challenging cheeses, herby red sauces, and bold red meats. Try with steak au poivre, yummy. 
Appearance: Profound and serious red with violet neon highlights. Nice firm body, viscous and meaty.
On the snoot: A bold snoot rich in bramble patch perfume floods your senses on the inhale. Suspend your breath right here for just a moment to heighten the experience of vanilla, oak, and grape pixy stix that emerges upon the exhale. Dreamy.
Taste: A dry black current and vanilla introduction blossoms into masses of chewy and kind of fury tannins slathered in black pepper and espresso. Finish is long, dry, and filled with more tannin and tobacco that lingers like a naked friend staring into space and thoughtfully smoking after a frighteningly sensual experience . I Loved it!
Balance: Acid over sugar but still smooth and silky; no residual sugars to speak of. He's packed with tannin and pretty hot so let him breathe in order to plump and get himself in the zone.
Comments: Wow, what a great wine! Masculine and musky, I could drink from this bottle all day long. Danger zone!

Rating: 4 glowing tipsy's

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