Clos des Fous

Cauquenina Itata valley Vinas Viejas Malbec Blend

8.976 ratings
9.017 pro ratings
Itata Valley, South Region, Chile
Syrah, Malbec, Carménère, Carignan, Tinta del Pais, Cinsault
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Baking Spices, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Duck, Onion, Soft Cheese
Top Notes For
Charlie Evans

This was wildly delicious. I could drink this by the gallon.

This was wildly delicious. I could drink this by the gallon.

Apr 6th, 2020
Matt Lasater

Bright, refreshing, simple, nothing wrong with that

Bright, refreshing, simple, nothing wrong with that

Feb 22nd, 2020
Andrés Solís Lira

Only after googling this wine I -oddly- came to know that terroir authority, saxophone player and owner Pedro Parra got inspiration from jazz record label Blue Note for this eye-catching wine label. But that's only the tip of the iceberg! A juicy, extremely refreshing, light-bodied red from Carignan and Malbec a.o, a multi blend that is different every year. My grandfather, a renowned local-drunk traveled every season to Cauquenes (a coastal, dry-farmed spot south of Santiago) to buy a number of demijohns for his own consumption, and I suspect that that wine tasted more or less like this. It's funny how young and iconoclasts winemakers are bringing Chile back to its roots by looking at the future. If you ever come across this wine don't think twice and buy a good number in the spirit of savvy drinkers like my grandad. @WineTraining @Dusan Bradanovich

Only after googling this wine I -oddly- came to know that terroir authority, saxophone player and owner Pedro Parra got inspiration from jazz record label Blue Note for this eye-catching wine label. But that's only the tip of the iceberg! A juicy, extremely refreshing, light-bodied red from Carignan and Malbec a.o, a multi blend that is different every year. My grandfather, a renowned local-drunk traveled every season to Cauquenes (a coastal, dry-farmed spot south of Santiago) to buy a number of demijohns for his own consumption, and I suspect that that wine tasted more or less like this. It's funny how young and iconoclasts winemakers are bringing Chile back to its roots by looking at the future. If you ever come across this wine don't think twice and buy a good number in the spirit of savvy drinkers like my grandad. @WineTraining @Dusan Bradanovich

3 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
Ivonne Nill

Wild, weird, juicy, and delicious.

Wild, weird, juicy, and delicious.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2018
Gustavo Martin

Great, exiting, balanced, chilean wines new face. Freshness and soft tannins, black fruit, plums, leather...

Great, exiting, balanced, chilean wines new face. Freshness and soft tannins, black fruit, plums, leather...

Feb 6th, 2016
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.9

This is a fantastic wine at a fantastic value.

This is a fantastic wine at a fantastic value.

Jul 11th, 2015
Brad Dixon

I need more Malbac/Syrah in my life. Great wine

I need more Malbac/Syrah in my life. Great wine

Jul 9th, 2015
Jake Pippin

National Chile Manager, Vine Connections

9.3

Beautiful Chilean wine in Chile! @closdesfous @pamelalopezr

Beautiful Chilean wine in Chile! @closdesfous @pamelalopezr

Dec 14th, 2014
Stephen Bonner

Elegantly made red blend by four chaps and four grapes. Medium-bodied, silky tannins, notes of lead pencil, Assam tea, blackberry, violets, mineral, and espresso.

Elegantly made red blend by four chaps and four grapes. Medium-bodied, silky tannins, notes of lead pencil, Assam tea, blackberry, violets, mineral, and espresso.

Nov 12th, 2014
Patti Robison

Sommelier Balena

9.2

Soul...soil

Soul...soil

Oct 11th, 2014