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Clos de Los Siete 2017 (Argentina: Mendoza) (ID# 115)

Name Clos de Los Siete 2017 (ID# 115)
Varietal Malbec Blend
Region Argentina: Mendoza
Notes "There was a little more ripeness and concentration in the 2017 Clos de Los Siete, a harmonious and nicely crafted blend of 52% Malbec, 21% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. When tasted next to the 2016, this came through as more powerful, and many might prefer it, but I found better quality of tannins in the 2016, as this felt a little harsh in comparison, but nothing that one more year in bottle and/or powerful food couldn't fix." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"Deep, rich flavors of roasted cherry, plum tart and dried savory herbs are supported by firm acidity and tannins. Features a tensile frame, with slate accents midpalate. Dusty graphite notes show on the finish. Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2024." (Wine Spectator) "Clos de los Siete makes wines from Vista Flores, Uco Valley, with support from Michel Rolland’s group of wineries. A blend of 52% Malbec, 15% Syrah, 21% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, 70% aged for 12 months in oak, this is a dense reddish-purple in the glass. The nose presents notes of licorice and plum jam plus vanilla and hints of balsam and black olives. Intense in the mouth, with fine-grained tannins and a compressed, concentrated style. Rolland’s profile is based around low freshness but intense flavors pitched up in the Uco Valley terroir." (Vinous)

Price

$19.99

Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
WA: 90 pts Gold Star
WS: 91 pts Smart Buys  
VIN: 90 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.5 Full Medium Sustainable

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DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine