2012 Clos de los Siete Red Blend Mendoza

SKU #1209334 91 points James Suckling

 A red with plenty of ripe fruit and hints of shaved chocolate and walnut character. Full body, velvety tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Drink now.  (7/2014)

91 points Vinous

 Bright red-ruby. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, blackcherry and dark chocolate. Dense, creamy and sweet, conveying an impression of elegance for all its volume. A very sweet, spicy blend with harmonious tannins and noteworty length. Year after year, this wine from Michel Rolland is a terrific value. (ST)  (2/2015)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 This is tremendously intense in tannins and acidity, while ripe red fruits burble quietly in the background. Time will give complexity to this beast.  (2/2016)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Blueberry and cardamom aromas rank as exotic and attractive. This has a rich, jammy, deep body that’s easy on the palate. Flavors of blackberry, caramel and chocolate are rich and ripe, as is the finish, which has a meaty texture and a touch of youthful heat. (MS)  (4/2015)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark purple. Clean, fresh nose is very direct. Confident and complete. No rough edges. Very well done. Ripe start and then just the right amount of acid and tannin.  (2/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is always a sure value, a consistent wine, nicely crafted with fine tannins and subtle oaking and good balance between fruit and élevage. In line with what I sampled last time. (The 2012 Clos de los Siete, a blend of 50% Malbec, and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is a complex blend of wines contributed by all wineries in 2012, except for Flechas de los Andes. It has some restrained notes with plenty of spices and ripe black fruit a little blurry. The palate is medium-bodied, with sleek tannins, moderate acidity and length.) (LG)  (8/2015)

K&L Notes

A blend of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot, this is a very friendly style of red from one of the masters of blending, Michel Rolland, along with his Bordelaise chateaux owner partners. The wine's rich, intense mixed berry fruit speaks to the vineyard location in the Valle de Uco, while its finesse, supple tannins and red fruits suggest the skill of blending and a modern, Bordelaise approach to winemaking. Enjoy with any of your favorite foods--even though the wine is from Argentina, drinking it with a grilled steak is not compulsory! (Joe Manekin, K&L South American wine buyer)

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