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Gran Enemigo 2015

Gran Enemigo

2015
Mendoza (Argentina)
95
PARKER

This Bordeaux blend red is undeniably one of the finest Argentine reds currently on the market. The ...

£54.29

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Gran Enemigo 2015

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

This Bordeaux blend red is undeniably one of the finest Argentine reds currently on the market. The grapes come from the Gualtallary plot, in the Uco Valley, and only the best succeed in forming part of Gran Enemigo's production. After de-stalking, they ferment and mature for 18 months in oak casks of different sizes.

If you're lucky enough to get hold of a bottle of Gran Enemigo, you'll immediately understand why Alejandro Vigil's wines are revolutionising the wine scene in Argentina and making an impression on a good number of international wine critics. His creations look for maximum expression of the terroir, allowing the grape to be the real protagonist; therefore when you drink his wines, you drink the product of a vintage, the magic of a little corner of Argentina.

Within that great density, attractively rimmed with a ruby hue, there lies a wine heavyweight. On swirling the glass, the crystal becomes tinted with plentiful tears which cling resolutely. The nose is so rounded that it seems difficult to examine in minute detail, but notes of cocoa, orange peel and red fruit emerge. Menthol notes, spices such as cloves and a refined herbaceous hint of scrub are there too. On the palate it's fresh and captivating, with an extremely distinctive touch and a harmony very infrequently found; an abundance of elements in perfect tune. It takes its leave discreetly, it would seem, yet its aromas persistent long in the memory. Only 4,000 bottles available.

Food pairing

Goat's cheese / Oven-cooked meats / Grilled rabbit / Game terrine

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Jonathan (19 Oct) - Vintage 2015

Excepcional

Un vino poderoso y elegante. Igual o mejor que los Premiere Gran Cru de Bordeaux

by: Jordi (19/04/2019) - Vintage 2014

El mejor vino argentino que he probado hasta la fecha.

Estructuro, delicado y con una acidez buenísima que le augura una excelente evolución en botella. El postgusto en boca es muy agradable y largo, un vino que mantiene un equilibrio casi perfecto.

by: mauro merlo (11/08/2018) - Vintage 2013

like as a premier cru of bordeaux

Ruby red. Very young. Very good tannins. Austere at the moment. Needs time to evolve. I have a second one for my cellar. Very good quality for the price.

by: Vinissimus Customer (14/01/2018) - Vintage 2012

kind of wine i like

a very different wine, is like a powerful new world bordeaux... i believe we can give it a few more years.

by: erik de haan (02/02/2017) - Vintage 2011

solid but not exciting

This is one of the pricier Mendozas but does not really stand out amongst the competition. It is full-bodied but not very rich or deep.

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Argentina is sharply back in focus. It has tremendous potential and in recent years a new batch of young winemakers has been showing how much more there is to discover. The world of wine is evolving and so too in this South American country, where one of the foremost figures answers to the name of Alejandro Vigil, the 'Elvis Presley of wines', 'wine's answer to Messi' or straight to the point and literally, 'the wine beast', although he prefers to describe himself as a simple...