El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2019 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2019 750ml
SKU: 10440

El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2019

  • v93
  • wa93+
  • ws90

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Category Red Wine
Origin Argentina, Mendoza
Brand El Enemigo
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
This Cabernet Franc is ruby red in color with soft violet tones. The nose has intense aromas and concentrated notes of cassis, ripe currants, and sweet spices including black pepper and cloves. His tenure provides integrated oak notes of cedar and vanilla. Fresh impact and excellent structure on the palate, reminiscent of ripe red fruits with hints of eucalyptus and tagged black pepper. This wine has an excellent balance and elegance with a well-structured, persistent finish. Pair this Cabernet Franc with grilled game meats.
  • v93

The 2018 Cabernet Franc El Enemigo is mixed with 10% Malbec, both harvested at five separate time in Gualtallary, Uco Valley and from vineyards planted in sandy soils rich in calcium deposits. This wine was aged for 15 months in old foudres. Dark garnet in color, the complex nose offers notes of ripe redcurrant, dark fruit, hints of ash and a touch of jalapeno and nutmeg followed by country herbs. Compact and taut on the palate with a juicy linearity, the wine gathers depth and flavor as it goes before the long, bold finish. A lovely way of taming the wilder qualities of high-altitude reds.

November 2021
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

The elegant, spicy, peppery and floral 2018 Cabernet Franc contains 10% Malbec, as these varietal bottling are rarely 100% varietal. It has intense and pungent flavors reminiscent of freshly cracked black peppercorns and wild herbs. The ripeness is contained, and the wine has a surprisingly low pH that provides very good freshness and a vibrant palate, more so given the very fine tannins and the tasty flavors that lift up the finish. Superb Cabernet Franc at an unbeatable price. 26,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019 after 15 months in centenary oak foudres.

March 31, 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

There's a lush spiciness to the raspberry and red plum flavors that are framed by suave acidity and tannins in this red, which has a minerally verve to the finish, with hints of white pepper. Drink now through 2024. 2,200 cases made, 1,700 cases imported.

December 15, 2021

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