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2016 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc Gran Enemigo Single Vineyard El Cepillo Mendoza (750ml)

SKU: 31121
WA
97+
JS
97
Argentina
Mendoza
750ml
Reviews/Information
"97+ out of 100...These single-vineyard bottlings are like a snapshot of the place, and the 2016 Gran Enemigo El Cepillo Single Vineyard capture the wilderness and the (scarce) local vegetation of the place: thyme, rosemary, rockrose—austere and perfumed but not exotic. The cracked black peppercorn note on the palate reminded me that this is (mostly) a Cabernet Franc, with its fine-grained tannins and its long and dry finish. 2016 was an unusual year, with lots of rain and cooler temperatures that complicated things in many places, but it was exceptional in many high-altitude locations within the Valle de Uco where El Cepillo is. This is both powerful and delicate, while the 2015 is more direct. This is simply superb. 4,000 bottles were filled in late 2018." - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate

"97 out of 100...Plenty of black-pepper, cardamom and black-clove aromas follow through to a full body with firm, silky tannins that provide a polished, creamy texture on the palate. Driven and focused, though there’s an underlying level of softness. Drinkable now, but better in 2022 and onwards." - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
$79.95 each
QuantityPrice
1 – 5$79.95
6 +$74.95
Available: Pre-arrival