Michel Rolland

Clos de los Siete Valle de Uco Malbec Blend

8.9178 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
Valle De Uco, Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby color with aromas of ripe berry fruits floral and spicy herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry and juicy plum fruit with spicy herb, cacao and toasty oak. Fine soft tannins, well balanced, good acidity, long finish, almost creamy, ending with fruit & oak. Nice value!

Blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby color with aromas of ripe berry fruits floral and spicy herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry and juicy plum fruit with spicy herb, cacao and toasty oak. Fine soft tannins, well balanced, good acidity, long finish, almost creamy, ending with fruit & oak. Nice value!

Feb 8th, 2024
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby color with aromas of ripe berry fruits floral and spicy herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry and juicy plum fruit with spicy herb, cacao and toasty oak. Fine soft tannins, well balanced, good acidity, long finish, almost creamy, ending with fruit & oak. Nice value!

Blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby color with aromas of ripe berry fruits floral and spicy herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry and juicy plum fruit with spicy herb, cacao and toasty oak. Fine soft tannins, well balanced, good acidity, long finish, almost creamy, ending with fruit & oak. Nice value!

Oct 25th, 2023
Sipping Fine Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, 11 months in new and used barrels, deep Ruby color with aromas of berry fruits floral spicy herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry and juicy plum fruit with spicy herb, cacao and toasty oak. Fine soft tannins, well balanced, good acidity, long finish, almost creamy, ending with fruit & oak. Nice value!

Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, 11 months in new and used barrels, deep Ruby color with aromas of berry fruits floral spicy herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry and juicy plum fruit with spicy herb, cacao and toasty oak. Fine soft tannins, well balanced, good acidity, long finish, almost creamy, ending with fruit & oak. Nice value!

Oct 11th, 2023
Sipping Fine Wine

Michel Rolland first went to Argentina in 1988, loved the country so he and Jean-Michel Arcaute, from Pomerol founded winery. A blend of 55% Malbec, 19% Merlot, 10% Cab Sauv, 12% Syrah and rest Petit Verdot & Cab Franc. Deep Ruby, purple edges, aromas of dark fruit oak and spice. The palate shows rich black fruit, blackberries and blueberries, smoky oak and pepper spice adding tobacco and leather with slight cacao and lively acidity. Fine tannins on a medium+ finish. Nice value, drink over near term.

Michel Rolland first went to Argentina in 1988, loved the country so he and Jean-Michel Arcaute, from Pomerol founded winery. A blend of 55% Malbec, 19% Merlot, 10% Cab Sauv, 12% Syrah and rest Petit Verdot & Cab Franc. Deep Ruby, purple edges, aromas of dark fruit oak and spice. The palate shows rich black fruit, blackberries and blueberries, smoky oak and pepper spice adding tobacco and leather with slight cacao and lively acidity. Fine tannins on a medium+ finish. Nice value, drink over near term.

Nov 4th, 2021
"Odedi"

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, cherries, earth, leather, tobacco, oak, vanilla, cloves, dark coffee, pencil lead, vegetables, spices, metals and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, earth, dark chocolates, tobacco, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, coffee and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very enjoyable 5 year old Malbec blend from Argentina by Michel Rolland.

Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Nice to have all by itself or with food. A good sipping wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up, and shows some tannins.

Wine Spectator 91 points.

A blend of 58% Malbec, 23% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 1% Petit Verdot.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$16.

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, cherries, earth, leather, tobacco, oak, vanilla, cloves, dark coffee, pencil lead, vegetables, spices, metals and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, earth, dark chocolates, tobacco, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, coffee and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very enjoyable 5 year old Malbec blend from Argentina by Michel Rolland.

Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Nice to have all by itself or with food. A good sipping wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up, and shows some tannins.

Wine Spectator 91 points.

A blend of 58% Malbec, 23% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 1% Petit Verdot.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$16.

Jan 29th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

This is done by Michel Rolland. Perhaps, the most famous international consult out there.

On the nose; ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black raspberries with some strawberries. Dark rich soil, black licorice, dusty top soil, and dark red florals & violets.

On the palate; the body is medium and the tannins dusty, tarry & sticky. The fruits are juicy; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black raspberries with some strawberries. Dark rich soil, black licorice, light tarry notes, leather, dusty top soil, and dark red florals & violets. The acidity rains on the palate. The finish is well balanced and fruit driven landing on dry powdery tannins.

Photos of the Andes. It was the closest visit we had in proximity to them. Other vistas around the Properties.

This is done by Michel Rolland. Perhaps, the most famous international consult out there.

On the nose; ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black raspberries with some strawberries. Dark rich soil, black licorice, dusty top soil, and dark red florals & violets.

On the palate; the body is medium and the tannins dusty, tarry & sticky. The fruits are juicy; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black raspberries with some strawberries. Dark rich soil, black licorice, light tarry notes, leather, dusty top soil, and dark red florals & violets. The acidity rains on the palate. The finish is well balanced and fruit driven landing on dry powdery tannins.

Photos of the Andes. It was the closest visit we had in proximity to them. Other vistas around the Properties.

May 15th, 2018
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Vanilla. Toast. Kitchen sink. Michel Rolland.

Vanilla. Toast. Kitchen sink. Michel Rolland.

Apr 20th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.4

Straight forward and tasty. #michelrolland #ucovalley #argentina #malbec

Straight forward and tasty. #michelrolland #ucovalley #argentina #malbec

Feb 12th, 2016
Bonnie Chu

South America tasting: 🇦🇷 full, balanced, black fruit forward

South America tasting: 🇦🇷 full, balanced, black fruit forward

May 6th, 2024
Skip Smyser

By Michel Rolland this Mendoza Malbec is exceptional. The best value on their extensive wine list. Intense and robust.

By Michel Rolland this Mendoza Malbec is exceptional. The best value on their extensive wine list. Intense and robust.

Jan 7th, 2024