Bodega Norton Privada 2018
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo|
The 2018 Privada Family Blend Norton is a blend of 40% Malbec, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from Luján de Cuyo and was aged for 16 months in French barrels. Dark purple in the glass, the nose offers notes of fresh plum, mint and violets with white pepper and secondary woody notes such as cedar and vanilla. Intense on the palate, it's juicy with fine, still reactive tannins that will evolve to lend a velvety texture.
The 2018 Privada Family Blend is a blend of 40% Malbec and 30% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from vineyards in Luján de Cuyo. It's classical, barrel aged and ripe with a dense and juicy texture and plenty of tannins that call for food. It has pungent and deep flavors of ripe fruit and spice and leaves a balsamic sensation on the palate. The tannins are chalky. 250,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2019.
Direct and fresh-tasting, this red is dominated by dried cherry and berry flavors that are backed by crisp acidity, with dried, leafy accents midpalate that extend on the moderately tannic finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2024. 40,000 cases made, 7,700 cases imported.