Argentina's Best - Gran Enemigo

Gran Enemigo

There is no doubting the incredible value for money offered by Gran Enemigo from Argentina's Uco Valley .  These are superb single-vineyard reds (Cabernet Franc with Malbec) made by Alejandro Vigil, the talented winemaker of Catena, and Adrianna Catena.

These are terroir wines - from vines planted high in the Andes, where the cool breezy climate, limestone volcanic soils and sharp contrast in day/night temperatures give aromatic wines with elegance, lift and structure.  
  
As always, the flagship Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard (£275/6 IB) is the wine of the range.  2016 is a great vintage here showing serious Cab Franc complexity -  "transporting me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear" - Wine Advocate's Luis Gutierrez.  A cooler year, 2016 is the highest scoring (99 pts) vintage since the 2013  (£525/6 IB) the first wine from Argentina to receive the coveted 100 points, and it is also the highest rated Cabernet Franc wine!  Just 400 cases produced. Drinking now-2035.  
 
The Gran Enemigo 2016 is "the finest yet made" - a blend of 50% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.  With excellent floral character, savour and minerality, it will drink well for a decade. - 97+ points from the Wine Advocate.  From £180 per 6 IB.

The El Enemigo Chardonnay 2018* is well worth singling out.  This "rockstar Chardonnay" is a creamy rich white with plenty of interest and saltiness that will reward a few years in bottle.  97 points from James Suckling, 93 from Wine Advocate.  An absolute steal at £150 per 12 IB (£212 inc VAT).


Reds available In Bond UK, October/November 2020.  Chardonnay available in Bond UK, June 2020.  Quantities are limited, so please us know your interest.


Vintage Name Size Cs Bt GBP Price Per Actions scores
VIN BU JR DEC
2018 El Enemigo Chardonnay, El Enemigo 6 x 75 14 - £75 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] 93 - - - -
2016 Gran Enemigo, El Enemigo 6 x 75 9 - £185 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] 97 - - - -
2016 Gran Enemigo Chacayes, El Enemigo 6 x 75 - - £260 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] 96 - - - -
2016 Gran Enemigo El Cepillo, El Enemigo 6 x 75 - - £260 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] 97 - - - -
2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary, El Enemigo 6 x 75 10 - £280 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] 99 - - - -