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(2018) In my tasting notes database you'll find every vintage tasted from 2002 to 2007, often multiple times, but for some reason this wine dropped off my radar a little. Since Michel Rolland set up Clos de los Siete in 1998 the Seite (seven) founding partners and wine labels have become Cuatro apparently, but this wine is still very much in the same style, which is big, bold and luxuriously oaked and fruited. However I do find the sometimes slightly aggressive extraction and oak has subsided slightly, and while this has all the opulence, power and depth of flavour as always, it is firm rather than phenolic, and is most enjoyable.
(2018) This is a Malbec-based blend, also with 30% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, from three carefully chosen blocks in the high quality Altamira sub-region of the Uco Valley, at 1,100 metres. Sandy soils have good drainage through gravel, and there is limestone too. The blended wine is aged for around 16 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which are new. There's a huge sense of plushness and depth aromatically, a pool of blue-black plum and blueberry, the delicate touch of Parma violet adding perfume. In the mouth it is silky and dense, medium- to full-bodied, and a great wash of chocolate-touched, fleshy plum fruit fills the mid-palate. Some grippy, quite chewy tannin grabs the finish, a sense of graphite and cedar earthiness and minerality, the balance from its good acid structure extending the finish. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas.
(2016) Hand-picked from 100% calcareous soil of Uco Valley, limestone over alluvial stones. The terraces contain pebbles and boulders covered with the calcium carbonate paste of around 7-10% active lime. A little gravy and earthy minerality, with a sweet plummy fruit but has the tartness of plum and black cherry skins, and a real grip of the limestone acidity. Price quoted for the 2013 vintage.
(2008) Open ferment in the large wooden casks of whole berries (de-stemmed). 100% San Pablo fruit. Seductive, earth and truffle Pinot, with rich berry fruit and plenty of spice. Not in market yet, but would sell at circa.
(2008) This has a slightly soapy character, with firm Morello cherry fruit and a liquorice, and a fine, svelte black fruit palate. Lovely length and concentration here in the end. Around
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