El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2013 750ml
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El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2013

Uco Valley - Mendoza - Cuyo - Argentina

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Rated 95 by James Suckling
Very tight and beautiful wine with blackberry, blueberry and hints of tobacco, spice, and black tea. Full body, dense and powerful. Energy and intensity to this. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, and malbec.
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
Bright, dark red-ruby. Knockout nose combines cassis, black cherry, redcurrant, bitter chocolate, graphite and flowers. Tactile and densely packed, showing terrific acidity and cut to its very pure fruit and mineral flavors. Already boasts lovely definition but this suavely tannic blend should gain in complexity with another couple years of cellaring. Incidentally, owner/winemaker Alejandro Vigil is making and aging the El Enemigo reds entirely in aged 2,000-liter barrels as of vintage 2013 in order to privilege terroir differences. Previously he used barriques, some new, for aging. Try this with prosciutto.

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Winery El Enemigo

Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.

Country: Argentina

As the world's fifth largest producer of wine, after France, Italy, Spain and the United States, Argentina has plenty to offer the international wine market in regards to both quantity and quality. Despite this being the case for several decades now, it has only been since the end of the twentieth century that the Argentinian wine industry has really begun to up their game when it comes to the methods and techniques required to produce world class wines, which are both representative of their country and region of origin, and which stand alone as complex, interesting and delicious wines to drink. As Argentina became a serious contender in the international wine market, wineries previously concerned primarily with high volumes began to change their priorities, and formerly struggling small bodegas and independent wineries began to find success. Nowadays, well crafted wines from smaller vineyards in Argentina are being lauded as some of the finest in the world, and the country is starting to reap the benefits of its heritage, which include some very old vines, and up to four centuries of experience in wine production.