With its stunning, intensely black appearance tinged with bright crimson, the Clos de Los Siete 2012 unleashes its complex, delicious bouquet. Pronounced ripe fruit aromas reflect the ripeness of the grapes, while spicy, peppery notes reveal Malbec as the unquestionable star of this blend. Roasted notes reveal well-handled oak-ageing. Generous and well-balanced on the palate, concentrated, yet silky, velvet tannins bring elegant structure to the wine. A challenge that has certainly paid off! The concentrated, lingering and savoury finish emphasises the great potential of this wine literally crying out to express its true character..
Blueberry and cardamom aromas rank as exotic and attractive. This has a rich, jammy, deep body that's easy on the palate. Flavors of blackberry, caramel and chocolate are rich and ripe, as is the finish, which has a meaty texture and a touch of youthful heat.
Score: 90, Michael Schachner, April 2015
The 2012 Clos de los Siete, a blend of 50% Malbec, and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is a complex blend of wines contributed by all wineries in 2012, except for Flechas de los Andes. It has some restrained notes with plenty of spices and ripe black fruit a little blurry. The palate is medium-bodied, with sleek tannins, moderate acidity and length. The different vintages are quite similar, maintaining a very high level, but today I'd give the edge to the 2011. 960,000 bottles were produced. Drink 2014-2020.
Score: 89, Luis Gutierrez, April 2014