2007 Bodegas Poesia "Clos des Andes" Reserva Malbec Mendoza
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Clos des Andes is 100% Malbec sourced from an 80-year-old vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo and aged for 12 months in 60% new French oak for 16 months. Dark ruby/purple in color, it offers up an alluring bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, and black cherry. This leads to a wine with excellent density, layered fruit, and spicy black fruit flavors nicely concealing enough structure for 2-3 years of further development. This rich, well-balanced effort will be at its best from 2011 to 2019. Bodega Poesia is owned by Bordeaux proprietors Helene Garcin and Patrice Leveque, with Leveque doubling as winemaker with consultation from Dr. Alain Raynaud.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, dark red. Musky, wild, old-school aromas and flavors of currant, dark raspberry, licorice, tobacco, graphite, fresh herbs and exotic spices. Silky, sweet and penetrating, with lovely definition and inner-mouth lift for malbec. Conveys a strong impression of terroir, with captivating energy to its flavors of black raspberry, currant and minerals. Finishes with suave tannins, a Medoc-like herbal quality and sneaky persistence.