2010 Norton Barrel Select Cabernet – 90 Points!
Norton 2010 Barrel Select
Edmund James Palmer Norton first set eyes on the Mendoza countryside in 1895 during the construction of the 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. Today Bodega Norton is one of the most respected and awarded wineries in Argentina. In 2012, Chief Winemaker Jorge Riccitelli became the first Argentine winemaker to be named Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The 2010 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to his success. It’s a big, bold wine with remarkable character for such a humble price.
Deep ruby-red in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon has blackberry and red pepper aromas with notes of eucalyptus and cinnamon. Elegant on the palate, this wine has good structure as well as round and firm tannins.
“A wine that on the nose is reminiscent of dried strawberries, crushed minerals and some hints of licorice. This is really concentrated, almost jammy, but not overdone, with a fresh finish.”
90 Points – James Suckling