2017 Clos de los Siete Red Blend
Made From: Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Tastes Like: Black Berries, Chocolate, Leather, Graphite
In 1988, world-renowned viticulturalist Michel Rolland traveled to Mendoza, Argentina and was immediately drawn to the unique combination of high altitude, well-drained soils, and dry weather. His trained eye knew that this was the perfect climate for Bordeaux grapes to flourish, allowing all the complex, nuanced flavors of each variety to shine through.
Voila! A brilliant idea came to mind. He convinced several famous Bordeaux families that Argentina was the new frontier, investing in a one-of-a-kind project that would bring together the highest levels of expertise to create the best wines to hail from the New World.
With Roland as the leader, they meticulously tended to seven vineyard sites over 2,000 acres which would ultimately come together to form this iconic wine. Their efforts most certainly paid off, and Clos de los Siete (‘Vineyard of Seven’) continues to dazzle wine enthusiasts not just for its pedigree and premium quality but also for its incredible value.
And, as James Suckling himself put it when he awarded his 95 Point score, the 2017 vintage is the ‘Best Ever!’ This blend of 52% Malbec, 21% Merlot, 15% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc showcases Old World elegance mixed with New World finesse.
“A very refined, creamy wine, showing blackberries and blueberries with chocolate and light hazelnut notes. Medium to full body. The fine tannins are polished and creamy and the beautiful, reserved finish goes on for a really long time. Wow! Best ever, because of its length and beauty. One for the palate or the cellar.” – 95 Points, James Suckling
“Assertive and confident wine displaying blueberries, blackberries, wet earth and chocolate. Ripe, round and juicy with a lovely savoury finish.” – 94 Points, Decanter
“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.” – 91 Points, Wine Spectator