2016 El Enemigo Bonarda (750ml)

Douce Noir from Mendoza, Argentina


Bright ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, dark raspberry, menthol and musky dark chocolate show an iron-like quality. Silky, plush and seamless, conveying a creamy old-vines texture to its flavors of black fruits, flowers and smoky minerality, with the spicy element giving shape to the middle palate. This really saturates the palate and builds on the back end, finishing with fine-grained tannins and no rough edges. This is awfully good--and classy--for Bonarda, and already delicious. If you're a fan of this variety, these Bodega Aleanna examples offer outstanding value. (from 100-year-old Bonarda vines on pergolas in Mirador, plus 10% Cabernet Franc from Maipú and 10% whole-cluster Malbec, co-fermented in foudres)

93 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Sep 2019)

A very refined bonarda with very pretty violet and berry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, refined and polished. Such a delicious finish. Finesse from a touch of cabernet franc. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (Mar 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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