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Making stellar wine is the sole focus at Bodega Septima, a pristine winery situated in the acclaimed Mendoza winemaking district of Argentina.
Founded in 1999, the winery was the seventh (in Spanish, septima) winery introduced by the Codorníu Group and is known for its world-famous cava and still wines from Spain and Napa Valley. Imported exclusively by Aveníu Brands, Septima produces authentic wines that are modern, with a nod to tradition.
93 — Tastings.com — March, 2016

Nearly opaque bright dark medium color. Bright, buttery aromas and flavors of coconut buttercream, berry custard tart, and honeyed peppercorns with an oily, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length creme brulee, roasted nuts, and earth finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A robust, very structured, flavor-packed malbec-led red blend. Gold Medal Exceptional

92 — Tastings.com — March, 2016

Deep purple color. Aromas of cranberries, herb roasted nuts, creme brulee, and whisky barrel and incense with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length pomegranate, clay, roasted tomato, and oak finish with chewy, barky tannins and heavy oak. A tightly wound, very dry and serious red wine. Gold Medal Exceptional

92 — Wine Enthusast — February, 2013

This comes out swinging, with bullish berry and prune aromas that hint at being stewy but then pull back. It's saturated and tannic but not rough, with black fruit, chocolate, toast and pepper flavors. Minty and dark, with a licorice note on the finish. Drink now through 2016.

91 — Tastings.com — July, 2015

GOLD MEDAL. Violet color. Delicate aromas of berry pastry, salty butter roasted nuts, cocoa, and roasted root vegetables with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length spice and cedar finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A nicely balanced and satisfying malbec with a lot to offer now and later.

91 — Wine Spectator — May, 2016

Very plush, with lively minerality and spiciness to the flavors of raspberry, cherry pie and red plum. Accents of ginger and cardamom extend into the creamy finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,500 cases made.

91 — Wine Enthusiast — December, 2014

A mixture of coconut, cedar and marzipan scents along with gritty, briary black-fruit aromas precedes a lively palate with weight, power and balance. Flavors of berry, plum and cassis are bold, oaky and chocolaty, while the finish hits hard with mocha, caramel and vanilla notes offset by bright acidity. Drink through 2018.

91 — Wine Enthusiast — March, 2011

The nose is dark, solid and full of attractive black fruit and coconut aromas. Lush and a mile deep on the palate, with sultry, smoky, dark flavors of blackberry licorice and spice. A chewy, rich and balanced wine.

90 — Tastings.com — January, 2015

Exceptional. Dark garnet black color. Lively aromas and flavors of chestnut toffee, berry compote, clay, and chocolate with a satiny, lively, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long finish with notes of crème brûlée and cocoa with fine tannins and light oak. A deliciously appetizing, bright and juicy malbec with great old world style and balance. Drink now through 2018.

90 — Wine Spectator — September, 2014

A ripe, powerful red, with good balance to the luscious flavors of chocolate, mincemeat and plum pudding. A red currant accent lingers on the bright, spicy finish, delivering slate and mineral notes. Drink now through 2018.

89 — Tastings.com — January, 2015

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Ruby garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of nougat, mocha, mulberries, and sundried tomatoes with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, captivating, breezy finish with impressions of blueberry jam on toast, nuts, and caramel apple with light oak. A mellow, jammy malbec. Drink now through 2018.

89 — Wine Spectator — December, 2014

Rated one of the TOP 100 VALUES of 2014.

89 — Wine Spectator — September, 2014

BEST VALUE. This offers an engaging core of ripe plum and dark currant flavors, lifted by fresh acidity. A mix of dried herbs, hot stone and cocoa powder lingers on the finish. Drink now though 2019.

89 — Wine Advocate — October, 2010

Purple, aromas of Asian spices, lavender, black cherry; supple-textured, plush, long finish.

88 — Tasting Panel Magazine — June, 2009

Edgy and tart with racy acidity and bright clean fruit; crisp, lively and fresh.

88 — Wine Spectator — December, 2011

BEST VALUE. Ripe damson plum and linzer torte notes remain bright in this medium- to full-bodied red. Hints of incense and grilled herb, along with soft tannins, frame the solid finish.

88 — Wine Spectator — April, 2011

BEST VALUE. Ripe damson plum and linzer torte notes remain bright in this medium- to full-bodied red. Hints of incense and grilled herb, along with soft tannins, frame the solid finish.

88 — Tasting Panel Magazine — March, 2011

Smooth and fresh with bright plum and blueberry fruit; tangy and dense with balance and a rich, long finsh.

88 — Wine Review Online — August, 2015

This big red wine has considerable polish, in part, no doubt, because Codorníu Argentina, a subsidiary of the great Spanish wine-producing firm, owns Bodega Septima. This juicy wine manages concentration without going over the edge. The tannins are mild, especially considering the overall size of the wine, which means it's very approachable now and would be a good choice for grilled beef this summer. 

88 — Wine Advocate — November, 2012

The 2011 Malbec has a simple nose of soy-tinged black fruit that has absorbed the American and French oak well. The palate is medium-bodied with touches of burnt toast and rosemary on the entry, coca-tinged tannins and a pleasing, smooth, harmonious finish.

88 — Wine Enthusiast — May, 2012

BEST BUY. Warm, slightly leathery and earthy on the nose, with a hint of cheese. Feels full, nice and solid, with decent depth. Flavors of black fruits and pastry are friendly, while the finish is pleasant. Delivers all it can for the price.

88 — Wine Enthusiast — March, 2011

BEST BUY. A well-made everyday Malbec that gets it done in all ways. Smells nice and floral, with bold, smooth berry aromas. The palate is fresh and lively, with juicy berry flavors, controlled creamy oak notes and spice.

88 — Wine Enthusiast — October, 2009

Not a cookie-cutter Malbec; the nose is a little rustic and leathery, but with time black fruit aromas rise up and take over.

WINEMAKER
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Paula Andrea Borgo has been a member of the Septima winemaking team since 2002... (Read More)
WINEMAKING
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Harvesting takes place between January and April with white grapes typically... (Read More)
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Codorníu realized a long-standing goal of establishing a winery in Argentina... (Read More)