Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec begins with loads of blackberry, nice perfumed floral notes and a hint of vanilla on the nose. The bouquet is a bit shy when first opened but give it an hour or so and the metamorphosis is stunning. The wine tastes ripe and rich with lots more dark fruit, plenty of toasty oak (mostly in the form of dark chocolate and tobacco) and a silky smooth texture. It ends long and dry with tart fruit, cola, licorice and tobacco. A fantastic and food flexible wine that shows why you should never judge a bottle too quickly!