Clos de Los Siete Red Blend 2016
|Region||Argentina, Uco Valley|
|Brand||Clos de Los Siete|
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.
This well-knit blend features lithe minerality accenting the dried red fruit and spice flavors. Notes of underbrush show midpalate, with a granular finish offering chewy tannins. Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022.