El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2014
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|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco|
The 2014 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc is pure Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary fermented with 50% whole clusters. It felt riper than the 2013, and there are less herbal aromas and more notes from the plum-like spectrum. What I like here is the tastiness in the palate and the fine tannins, the chalky sensation that provides an almost salty finish. The palate is a lot fresher than the nose points at and the acidity is quite high. It slowly develops a note of curry, getting spicier and spicier in the glass. 35,000 bottles produced.
Earthy, woodsy, spicy aromas of cherry and cassis set up a tannic palate with more than enough grip. Baked oaky berry flavors come with mint and spice notes, while this feels scratchy on a fiery finish. Drink through 2020.
A taut red, with some muscle behind the dark plum, raspberry and hot stone flavors. Sanguine notes show midpalate, leading to a finish that offers chocolate and spice hints. Drink now through 2019. 1,000 cases imported.