2009 Clos de los Siete Mendoza
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Clos de Los Siete is a nearly identical blend with the same elevage. Ripe, succulent, and impressively balanced, this outstanding value will also drink well for another 5-6 years. Clos de Los Siete is the project of Michel Rolland and his associates.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright medium ruby. Sexy, nuanced aromas of blackberry, game, chocolate, herbs and smoky oak, with suggestions of liqueur-like ripeness. Suave on entry, then dense and smooth in the middle, showing good violet lift to the intense black fruit flavors. The rising finish shows excellent retention of fruit and tannins that are firm but not hard. As usual, this bottling offers a lot of flavor for the price.
Wine & Spirits
A modern malbec, this blends scents of sweet black fruit with notes of tart red fruit, ripe, rich and juicy. Still youthful, the wine's texture needs meat to give it shape.
Sweet and pleasant smelling, with aromas of wild herbs, lavender and jammy black fruits. Feels chunky and solid, with a grainy, mildly tannic mouthfeel and bright raspberry, cassis and plum flavors. Stout and just rich and thick enough on the finish; Malbec with Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah and Petit Verdot.
*SMART BUYS* Rich yet cut, with complex layers of cassis, blackberry and fig paste leading to notes of tobacco and wild herb that linger on the minerally finish. Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Drink now.
Blend of 57% Malbec, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and 3% Petit Verdot. Big, bold, international effort from Michel Rolland & friends. For the grill--but suitable for vegans.