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|Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2014 (based on 24 user opinions)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 318 notes) - and median of 88 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by guy12 on 2/15/2014 & rated 85 points: Purple colour with nose of plums & spice. Big in the mouth with spice again, medium finish with a fair bit of tannin. Drunk over 3 days & didn't budge. Good old/new world mix (360 views)|
| ||Tasted by hdn on 2/7/2014 & rated 89 points: Donkere kleur. Typische malbec-geur en smaak, wel zacht en rond. |
Zeker niet zwaar. Lekker (475 views)
| ||Tasted by cunni001 on 1/23/2014 & rated 89 points: Dark, chewey, spice, plum... not quite unified but lingering finish (609 views)|
| ||Tasted by Umay Ceviker on 12/8/2013 & rated 90 points: Deep, inky black hinting at purple at the rim. Dusty upfront with opulent violet and plum notes alongside milk chocolate all accenting the black fruit frame. Apparently, very new world. Tarry notes and intense black fruit define the supple mouthfeel with fine grained tannins and rather slender structure caressing the palate. (993 views)|
| ||Tasted by Champagneinhand on 11/28/2013 & rated 92 points: This was a phenom wine. great Bdx notes of earth, dark berries and red fruit. Spices and mocha and cocoa. Good acid/tannin combo with a medium finish. a tremendous qpr, in as much this was the last of 6 bottles. Really sad I didn't have a case as this seemed to get better with time. Restores my confidence in Michel Rolland. Hopefully I will see some of his Pessac and Fronsac projects pull out of the pack in future years as well. (1362 views)|
| ||Tasted by bjschmitt on 11/16/2013 & rated 86 points: With strip steak and scalloped potatoes.|
Dark crimson, not opaque, but true color to the edge.
Strawberry/cherry on the nose.
Dry, medium weight. Quaffable wine.
A good wine. With the rating scales bouncing around now it's hard to say its a good wine - above average, not flawed, a worthy accompaniment to a meal. (1252 views)
| ||Tasted by SMagowan on 10/2/2013 & rated 88 points: Way too oaky for my taste, but my wife liked. Decent fruit, but very oaky. Did I mention it is very oaky? (1834 views)|
| ||Tasted by Borgman on 9/6/2013 & rated 89 points: Good value, berry and plum notes; cedar and pine nose (1863 views)|
| ||Tasted by Trolson on 8/17/2013 & rated 91 points: I sad to say goodbye to this wine. Great stuff! (1815 views)|
| ||Tasted by davidthi on 8/16/2013 & rated 88 points: Mis en carafe une heure|
vin mature pret à boire (1604 views)
| ||Tasted by Pimenta on 7/27/2013 & rated 89 points: Muito bom, realmente precis de tempo na garrafa para acalmar os taninos. Notas suaves de Madeira e ervas, equilibrado. (1859 views)|
| ||Tasted by czar33 on 7/6/2013 & rated 87 points: Maintenant un peu anguleux, austère. Encore un peu de fumée. Correct. (1662 views)|
| ||Tasted by Champagneinhand on 7/5/2013 & rated 91 points: This has turned into a great qpr. Plenty of smoky dark fruits, spice, tobacco and leather. The wood has finally been tamed. (1551 views)|
| ||Tasted by Champagneinhand on 6/28/2013 & rated 89 points: Seemed that this was starting to fade. I did have it sitting in a topped decanter overnight, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. Its fruit was pretty rounded, and the tannins were dissipating with some acid puckering.|
I think its time to drink up. (1436 views)
| ||Tasted by falp on 5/4/2013 & rated 92 points: good cost benefit (2015 views)|
| ||Tasted by Bro on 4/11/2013 & rated 89 points: Avons dégusté ce vin avec des médaillons de porc, sauce aux poivres ... Un bon mariage ... Ce vin est gorgé de fruits et la finale est intéressante ... (2061 views)|
| ||Tasted by Champagneinhand on 3/31/2013: Another really good bottle of this wine. This one took much less air time to be fully integrated and show its bordeaux like qualities. Fruit, Earth and cocoa, cedar notes. Like many of Michel Rollands wines this begs for a good cellar time, and then it pays off in spades. (2261 views)|
| ||Tasted by Vanilla on 3/13/2013 & rated 87 points: good but the finish is short... (2131 views)|
| ||Tasted by Sourdough on 3/12/2013 & rated 91 points: Very nice. Can use a couple of years. (442 views)|
| ||Tasted by Trolson on 3/11/2013 & rated 91 points: Incredible value. (2013 views)|
| ||Tasted by Bro on 3/8/2013 & rated 89 points: Avons dégusté ce vin avec des côtes levées ... Un excellent mariage ... (1449 views)|
| ||Tasted by Bro on 2/23/2013 & rated 89 points: Avons dégusté ce vin avec un filet mignon, une tapenade de poivrons grillés et des légumes racines en purée ... Que du bonheur ! ... Du bois, de la minéralité, des fruits et des épices, le tout bien dosé et une longue finale ... (1397 views)|
| ||Tasted by bjschmitt on 1/20/2013 & rated 85 points: With Strip Steak and roasted carrots.|
Very dark garnet, not quite opaque.
Spice on the palate (pepper without the bite), quite smooth, dark fruit (a bit generic). (1471 views)
| ||Tasted by rocknroller on 1/7/2013 & rated 90 points: Very dark red color. Drank 1 glass over 20 minutes. Nose has ripe black fruitsxof blackberry and black raspberry, spices. The palate is round, smooth, consistent black fruit, a bit spicy, oak, integrated tannins and a medium finish. (2335 views)|
| ||Tasted by galewskj on 1/5/2013 & rated 89 points: Young and drinking well. Full bodied, ripe and floral. Suprisingly, a small glass was starting to fall apart after only about 30 minutes in front of me, but I liked this initially. (2096 views)|
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|i-WineReview.com, Report 26: Diverse Wines of Argentina (4/10/2011)|
(Clos de la Siete Clos de la Siete Mendoza) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Stephen Tanzer|
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, January/February 2010, Issue #148
(Clos de los Siete Clos de los Siete Mendoza) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Richard Jennings|
(Clos de los Siete (Michel Rolland) Clos de Los Siete) Appealing, lifted, berry, herbal, eucalyptus nose; very tight, tart berry, tart plum, menthol palate; needs 4-plus years; medium-plus finish 91 points
Clos de los Siete (Michel Rolland) Producer website
2008 Clos de los Siete (Michel Rolland) Clos de Los SieteBlend: 50% Malbec, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah.
Argentina Wines of Argentina
Argentina has been making wine since the 1500s, tracing its wine heritage back to Spain, France and, perhaps surprisingly, Italy. Italian immigration is second only to Spanish in Argentine culture, and the flavors of Italy show up strongly in the nation’s wine, food and cultural tradition. Historically, Argentina has kept much of its wine consumption at home, drinking most of the wine it makes. But we are now seeing more very serious Argentine wines north of the border, and Malbec is leading the movement. The wine-making region in Argentina ranges between the 22° and 42° South latitude. It spreads at the foothills of the Andean mountain range along over 2,400 km; from the province of Salta to the province of Río Negro, with a variety of climates and soils that makes each region a unique land. In general terms, the areas dedicated to vine cultivation are dry and arid with a low level of rain and humidity, determining factor as regards grape health. Abundant sunny days and thermal amplitude favor a good maturity and concentration of aroma and color in the grain. Soils are deep, permeable and poor in organic matter, decisive qualities at the time of obtaining good wine. Due to the low rain regime, irrigation is necessary. Water comes from the Andean range thaw, descending in the shape of rivers to become channels or ditches. Undoubtedly, the combination of these factors turns Argentina into a veritable oasis for the highest quality wine-making. Nevertheless, there is still a long way to go. Wine-making in Argentina, at the level that it achieves today, has a young history that goes back to a little more than 10 years ago. Technological progress, investment and some farsighted businessmen enabled a determining transformation. The province of Mendoza is the most traditional area in the viticultural industry, and is diverse enough to be divided into zones, according to their significantly different weather, height and soil characteristics. These include the Northern Zone, which is suitable for fruity whites and young reds, at a height from 600 to 700m; the Eastern Zone, with a height ranging from 600 to 700m, and the most productive zone in the province; the Uco Valley, a zone of colder weather and higher altitudes (between 800 and 1,400m over sea level); San Rafael, with heights ranging from 450 to 800m; and the High Zone of the Mendoza River, with heights ranging from 800 to 1,100m over sea level and various microclimates, this is the zone where almost all noble varieties have easily become adapted. It is a region that is remarkably well-suited to vine culture, protected from the Pacific’s cooling influence by the Andes and enjoying a long summer of cool nights and warm days, with a dry summer climate but plenty of water available from the region’s rivers. Malbec in particular is outstanding from this area, and it has clearly emerged as the star, the darling of both consumers and critics.
Mendoza Wines of Mendoza