(From 2013 Vintage) Dark and structured, this red leads with a smoky edge to its dense cassis, macerated plum skin and grilled fig notes, showing hints of anise, wild flowers and tar weaving through the long finish.
(From 2010 Vintage) Bodega Norton Privada is a ruby red color of remarkable intensity. This wine has excellent aromatic complexity with notes of ripe fruit and a fine touch of smoke and coffee. It's rich on the palate with an excellent concentration.
"Rich and dense, offering beautifully detailed mocha, boysenberry, fig and black currant notes, all framed by alluring spice, anise and graphite, with a long, rich finish. A large-scaled style. Very impressive. Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2013. " - WS92
There is a lot going on in this wine. Nose is heavy with tobacco and leather, and lingers of plum. It doesn't taste nearly as aggressive, but the medium-heavy tannins hang on after. This was a pleasure to drink, and got better after an hour or so.
(raspberry, blk currant, fig bread, mocha; rich and dense; framed with alluring spice, anise, and graphite; long, rich finish)
great mambas! fernie
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Wine Spectator(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/29/2014