El Enemigo - Cabernet Franc Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2016 (750ml)


Price: $135.00

Sale Price: $107.00

Producer El Enemigo
Country Argentina
Varietal Malbec
Vintage 2016
Sku 3464
Size 750ml

James Suckling: 99 Points

Such impressive rich aromas of berries cherries and plums with blackberries and violets too. An enticing fusion of freshness and deep intensity. The palate has a super succulent and contained feel with immaculately smooth plush tannins. So long pure and full of life. Like a top St.-Emilion! Cabernet franc with 15% malbec. Drink or hold.


Wine Advocate: 96+ Points

There is more of everything in this 2016 Gran Enemigo Chacayes Single Vineyard. It's compact and seamless with great purity and more concentrated than the 2015 but with terrific balance as the acidity (which is very high but you don't feel it) helps to counterbalance the massive palate and provide the necessary freshness. This is a beast that is going to age effortlessly for a good 15 years in bottle. All these wines age in used oak foudres for almost one-and-a-half years and are usually bottled around Christmas two years after the harvest. 5000 bottles were filled in December 2018.

Wine Spectator: 91 Points

Focused and filled with bright minerality to red fruit and spice flavors that are backed by vibrant acidity. Hot stone and accents of flint and savory herbs on the buoyant finish. Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2026. 500 cases made.