Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Clos de los Siete -Malbec blend ?

Clos de los Siete has quite a pedigree - it is a unique Argentine wine endeavor established by famed wine consultant Michel Rolland and his 6 Bordelaise partners and 2009 marks their 8th release. "2009 is an excellent vintage for Clos de los Siete. The concentration, freshness, and purity of the fruit is remarkable and a testament to our commitment to produce an unfiltered red wine that truly express its terroir," says Mr. Rolland.

'Tis the season to eat, drink, be merry and share a bottle of Clos de los Siete 2009 Argentine Malbec Blend. Deep garnet with glints of purple, Clos de los Siete 2009 is a beautifully balanced blend of 57% Malbec, 15% Merlot,15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, and 3% Petit Verdot. This full-bodied red wine has a lovely long finish and shines with notes of juicy blackberries, plums, cassis and a subtle peppery earthiness. Matured 11 months (70% in French oak barrels and 30% in vat), Clos de los Siete's tannins are sturdy but not too aggressive. No need to decant but I would let this vino breathe for a bit to allow the flavors to really bloom. A very elegant and versatile wine, Clos de los Siete 2009 will pair perfectly with a hearty steak, beef short ribs, Boeuf Bourgignon, and even a juicy burger.

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