2009 Clos de los Siete Mendoza

SKU #1096197 90 points 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.  (12/ 2011)

90 points 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.  (3/ 2012)

90 points 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.  (2/ 2012)

89 points Wine Enthusiast

 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.  (3/ 2012)

89 points Wine Spectator

 *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.  (11/ 2011)

K&L Notes

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.

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By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/31/2012  | Send Email
We've carried this wine in our stores for several years, and it continues to develop greater finesse and delineation with each succeeding vintage. This wine is more structured and demanding, with fleshy, extracted black fruits, evincing notes of cassis and violets,new leather and brambly tannins that may need time to soften.

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Other Red Wines

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Argentina

- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5