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El Enemigo Semillón 2020

El Enemigo Semillón

2020
94
SUCKLING

£22.15

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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

Ratings and awards

202094 SK
201993 PK95 SK
201892 PK95 SK
201795 SK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Suckling

The 2019 Semillon is reminiscent of a white oak-aged Rioja, with grapes from Agrelo that fermented and matured in oak barrel for 15 months, 20% of them without topping up, which made the wine develop a veil of flor yeast. That made the wine unusually expressive and aromatic for the variety, yeasty and floral and with a light to medium-bodied palate, moderate alcohol and great freshness. It has a dry and serious finish, leaving a chalky sensation. Again, this is going to develop nicely in bottle. 3,000 bottles were filled in December 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/03/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 93 PARKER

This has an intense nose of dried apple, grilled pineapple, cedar, salted butter, waxed lemon, green olive and smoked almond. It’s medium-bodied with a layered and concentrated palate. Saline, toasty and smoky. Drink now or hold.

— James Suckling (03/05/2022)JamesSuckling.com Vintage 2020 - 94 SUCKLING

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Winemaking

Ageing period15 months
Type of woodFrench oak

The winery

Bodega Aleanna

Bodega Aleanna

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