2016 Bodega Norton 'Lote Negro' Unique Edition Uco Valley Argentina
The first wine produced exclusively with grapes from the Valle de Uco is now in its second vintage, the 2016 Lote Negro has a very classical profile and is a blend of Malbec from Chacayes with some 40% Cabernet Franc from Los Árboles. It fermented in concrete vats and matured in barriques for 12 months. It has somewhat of a peachy nose, with great freshness, hints of blood oranges and spices, aromatic and balsamic, open, clean, subtle and complex. It has a medium-bodied palate and a textured mouthfeel, with fine tannins and a long, dry finish.
93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Sliced strawberries, blueberries, plums and tobacco leaves. Medium to full body, round and polished tannins with a clear and precise vibrant finish. A blend of malbec and cabernet franc. Drink now or hold.
93 Points James Suckling