James Suckling 94
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.
Robert Parker Wine advocate 91
I also tasted the 2017 next to the 2016 Clos de Los Siete, and the difference was noticeable, as this 2016 was fresher and lighter. The varietal breakdown in this cooler year was 54 Malbec, 18 Merlot, 12 Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 Syrah, 3 Petit Verdot and 1 Cabernet Franc, slightly higher in Malbec than in 2017. The wine is approachable, balanced and nicely crafted, produced in a nice-to-drink style with fine-grained, chalky tannins. I think there's a little more nuance and elegance here. 656,000 bottles produced.
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In the name "Clos de los Siete" there are two ideas: the amazing unique challenge and a single block vineyard forming an enclosure called Clos en french. This name is also used for the wine, Clos de los Siete. The wines of the Clos gain their success from the favorable combination of four key elements, which are hard to find all in one place, except here in Argentina. Generous soils
Michel Rolland was quick to apprehend the incredible potential of these soils made up of pebbles, clay and sand. One meter (3.3 foot) down, the vines' roots penetrate a bed of gravel, which provides natural drainage. Water, which is indispensable in this sun-bathed country, comes from springs fed by melting snow and glaciers up in the Andes Mountains. The weather here is very dry with widely varying temperatures between daytime and night, which is especially beneficial for concentrating tannins and color in the fruit.