Artist Wines No. 10

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Norton Barrel Select, Malbec, Argentina 2012

Price: $14.99  SBH Rating:  ♪ 🌺 🎶☝️

This wine inspires one to seek out better wine. And, strangely, confit. It's not undrinkable, but rather holds such potential that you remember why you enjoy malbec so much. Personally, I wish it gave more away. The flavour is reticent, but underneath its sourness one can detect pickled currants, chicory, and chrysanthemum. Such a tight-lipped wine! I should really travel with a decanter.

Drink with: Thelonious Monk, "Ugly Beauty" from Underground