Clos de los Siete 2016

Michel Rolland Wine

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94pts James Suckling

Michel Rolland is a 'top gun' in Bordeaux, his home town. His well known expertise and distinguished career mean that he now works with major producers in most of the world's major winemaking regions. Clos de Los Siete is a delicious example of his skill. It's Malbec perfectly blended with four other varietals to deliver a glass brimming with flavor, dark berry fruit, slinky tannins, elegant oak, and even a hint of earthiness. Start with a rustic pate de campagne, a crusty baguette and tart cornichons. The wine will only improve it... Classic spaghetti and meatballs are a perfect fit for the next course. Or, ribs, any way. Sticky, tangy, spicy, Asian, you name it; they will all work with the lovely flavors of this Clos de Los Siete. If you want to go down the Argentine path, make it grilled skirt steak with Chimichurri sauce, or cordero, braised lamb shanks with four bean and chorizo stew. Â Buen provecho winelovers!

James Suckling:  "Blackberries, blueberries, crushed violets, hot stones and dried herbs. Full-bodied with structured tannins, great acidity drive and a medium-chewy finish. A wine that really grows on you, as it exudes charm and finesse. Drink in 2022." Dec 2019

Winery:  “Tasting the 2016 Clos de los Siete was a very pleasant surprise, further deepening our appreciation of the exceptional condi- tions offered by the wonderful Uco Valley. This atypical vintage, with its low temperatures and high rainfall, has produced a wine with intense aromatic expression and tremendous freshness on the palate. A vibrant ruby red colour, the elegant blend offers amazing aromas of blackberries and plums with spicy floral notes. On the palate, it is balanced and fresh with a pleasant acidity characteristic of the vintage, giving it an excellent capacity to age. Cabernet-Franc was once again included in blend and, even though it accounts for just 1%, adds an agreeable hint of spice to the palate.”" ~ Michel Rolland, Winemaker

Michel Rolland is a 'top gun' in Bordeaux, his home town. His well known expertise and distinguished career mean that he now works with major producers in most of the world's major winemaking regions. And, the Clos de Los Siete is a delicious example of his skill. It's Malbec perfectly blended with four other varietals to deliver a glass brimming with flavor, dark berry fruit, slinky tannins, elegant oak, and even a hint of earthiness. Start with a rustic pate de campagne, a crusty baguette and tart cornichons. The wine will only improve it... Classic spaghetti and meatballs are a perfect fit for the next course. Or, ribs, any way. Sticky, tangy, spicy, Asian, you name it; they will all work with the lovely flavors of this Clos de Los Siete. If you want to go down the Argentine path, make it grilled skirt steak with Chimichurri sauce, or, in a couple of months, cordero, braised lamb shanks with four bean and chorizo stew. Â Buen provecho winelovers!

Bottle 750ml, cork   
Varietal

54% Malbec, 18% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol  14.5%
Aging

11 months – 70 % in oak barrels (1/3 new French oak barrels, 1/3 in one year old barrel, 1/3 two years old); 30% in vats

Region Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentine

Michel Rolland Wine

Original Price $23.99
Current Price $19.97

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