Red

2012 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc Gran Enemigo Single Vineyard Gualtallary

Cabernet Franc

  • Argentina
  • Mendoza
  • Valle de Uco
  • Gualtallary
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • Optimus Wine Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 21, 2019 - Finally had the right dinner to bring this stellar wine to.

    Visual: deep garnet in the center with a touch of a rust hue on the rim.

    Nose: sweet blackberry jam, plum and raisins

    Mouth: grippy black fruit on the palate as well as blackberry and fig. The tannin is soft and takes a back seat to the event.

    Conclusion: the wine is elegant but at the same time has tension. There is no hard hit in the beginning, starts off light and has a long finish. It focuses on the mid palate and disappeared slowly filling your entire mouth with a whisper of fresh black fruit.

  • Cailles wrote: 95 points

    March 11, 2019 - Tasted blind. New world, quite obvious, on the nose with all the sweet red fruit it could have been a great Californian Pinot Noir. The palate hinted at something different. Guesses centered around Central Californinan Grenache. Quite far away. This was a very nice experience. I‘ve had a bottle of the hailed 2013 vintage back in November (no CT note) and it was wild, volatile and not ready (bottle shock from recent air travel?). This wine showed that these wines don‘t need years and years to come around. Great wine with a seductive nose as the highlight.

    TN: Striking and intriguing nose with intense sweet, slightly candied cherries and strawberries. On the palate and finish accompanied by some herbal, wood and earth scents but the sexy fruit currently has the spotlight. All this intensity is wrapped in a nice, soft, balanced structure with fine tannins and an at times a bit too dashing acidity. All in all, this remains a very well balanced wine, really a tad reminiscent of a Californian Pinot Noir with just a tad more masculine tannin structure.

    Decanting: This got 1.5h in the decanter which seemed about right. Good from the first glass.

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  • sirpat007 Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 11, 2019 - 1-1.5h decant. Tasted blind. Dark fruit with the first whiff but also some red berries that quickly gain in dominance. Pretty ripe, slightly candid fruit profile. Also some herbs and fine spices. A bit elevated acidity on the palate. Ultra-fine earth and oak, humble in appearance. Full bodied with tangible alcohol and fine-grained tannins, yet impressive how elegant this comes across. Over some time in the glass the green, herbal character comes more and more to the fore showing pretty amazing fresh spring herbs and herbal tea. Remains fresh and juicy on the palate. A great Cab Franc and I am considering adding this to the cellar. Would be great to have in a line-up against the Cab Franc cousins in Italy and Loire. Make sure to do a proper decant, we were told this was very greenish fresh from the bottle.

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  • G_H wrote: 91 points

    January 31, 2019 - Lemon verbena, cassis, smoked bacon, nettle, lactic, not harmonious.

    Let‘s hope for a better future

  • foyfrcs Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 28, 2018 - Medium bodied, well balanced, blueberries on the nose, 14%, enjoyable.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer El Enemigo
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Gran Enemigo Single Vineyard
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Mendoza
  • SubRegion Valle de Uco
  • Appellation Gualtallary
  • UPC Code 5706579211698

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  • Pending Delivery 21 (2%)
  • In Cellars 956 (78%)
  • Consumed 254 (21%)

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