2017 Bodega Norton 'Privada' Red Lujan de Cuyo

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This deep red blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot opens with enticing aromas of blackberries, roasted spices and cocoa powder. Rich, smooth and elegant with a solid, velvety tannin structure and chewy, dense layers of lustrous black fruit. The finish simmers with oak and hints of bakers’ chocolate that slide away slowly. A beautiful Bordeaux-style blend with great points and an even better price!

Red Blend
David Bonomi
Lujan de Cuyo
Total Varietal Composition %:
40% Malbec, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

Enticing roasted spices, peppermint and cocoa powder oozing from the glass, knitting the ripe, lustrous black fruit. Rich and full-bodied, but not jammy. Good density of flavors to chew on with a solid, velvety tannin structure. Lots of verve. Lengthy finish. Serious stuff. A blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Drink or hold.


Wine Enthusiast

A black color backed by smoky aromas of blackberry, cassis, black olive and raw oak open this burly Bordeaux-style blend. Oak-based tannins make for a palate with resiny grab, while this is packed with toasty blackberry and herbal flavors. On the finish, this simmers with heat and oak before slipping away.


Wine Spectator

Plush at first, with refined red currant, sour cherry and tar flavors, supported by firm acidity and tannins. Bakers' chocolate notes and hints of freshly ground pepper show on the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.



If prizes are being given out for the great blends of Argentina, Privada certainly makes the podium. A mixture of 40% Malbec, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from Luján de Cuyo, this is a mature, fragrant red with a nose of plum jam, pepper and blueberry. Substantial and expressive on the palate, its flow is slow, sweet and voluminous, managing to create a sensation that is both delicate and intense at the same time. The aftertaste is fruity and impactful. A jewel among Bordeaux-style Argentine wines.