Michel Rolland "Clos de los Siete"
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Michel Rolland "Clos de los Siete" - 2018

Item # 24962 750mL
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Tasting Notes

The result of superstar French oenologist Michel Rolland's exploits in Argentina, this Malbec-dominant blend comes from seven different wineries. Plush, fully macerated, late-summer blueberry and big baking-spice flavors fulfill every expectation one might have of a New-World wine from the pre-eminent contemporary bordelaise winemaker. Pair with Argentine asado, sauced flank steak, or buffalo burgers on the grill.


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Staff Pick Notes

I often find myself veering away from Malbecs from Argentina because of their overly concentrated fruit notes. The phrase "Jolly Rancher" seems to fall out of my mouth each time I try a new one; But the "Clos de los Siete" is a shining example of what Malbec can and should be, balanced and delicious! Instead of using 100% Malbec grapes, Silvio Alberto (General Manager) and Michel Rolland (Consulting Oenologist), take a Bordeaux approach to this wine. They still put Malbec front and center with opulent black fruit and spices, but round out the wine with small percentages of other Bordeaux varietals. Because of this judicious blending you get an impressive glass of silky red wine.

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Argentina

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Malbec

Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular...

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