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

SKU: 31119
WA
99
JS
96
Argentina
Mendoza
750ml
Reviews/Information

"99 out of 100...The nose of the 2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard transported me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear, with austerity and with no room for sweetness or creamy texture. This is about chalk and umami, salty and tasty, with the clout and wilderness of Gualtallary; its electric freshness and fine tannins; the expression of Cabernet Franc (with some Merlot) in the poor, stony and limestone-rich soils from the high-altitude vineyards; and the intensity this altitude provides, as there is a strong impact from the light in the grapes. But the one thing that I liked the most about this 2016 was its balance and the way it feels light but has tremendous concentration and power, light on its feet with masses of inner strength. It's nuanced and complex, even if it's terribly young. With time in the glass, it developed notes of orange peel that spoke of freshness, and the palate is sharp and direct, with symmetry and precision. This is approachable now but should live forever in bottle. 2,500 bottles produced." - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate

"96 out of 100...The blue fruit, crushed chalk and stone are so exciting here, as always. Full-bodied with fresh fruit and fine, vertical tannin texture going through the center palate. Softness and balance throughout. So drinkable now, but will improve with age." - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
$84.95 each
QuantityPrice
1 – 5$84.95
6 +$79.95
Available: Pre-arrival