2011 Bodegas Norton Reserve Malbec

WINE: "Deep red colour with hints of purple. Expressive on the nose with notes of ripe black fruits, violets, and tobacco. Long finish. Can age for 8 years." -Winery WINERY: "In 1895, Edmund James Palmer Norton first set eyes on Mendoza countryside during the construction of a train line that joined Mendoza and Chile. Very impressed by the terroir, he founded Bodega Norton, south of the Mendoza River, with a plantation of vines imported from France." "In 1985, the Austrian businessman Gernot Langes-Swarovski bought Bodega Norton after sensing the great potential of Argentina to influence the world scene. Struck by the beauty of the area and the optimal conditions for growing grapes, he chose Bodega Norton because it was the only traditional winery surrounded by its own vineyard." "Gernot Langes-Swarovski's son, Michael Halstrick, initiated a new phase, aided by significant investments, modernization and growth, that would prepare them for their big international expansion. During the 90's Bodega Norton started exporting high quality wines, becoming one of the first wineries to develop export markets." -Winery This was also rated 88 points by both the Wine Advocate and the Wine Enthusiast. [+]