El Enemigo Mendoza Bonarda 2017 (Argentina) Rated 94VM
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A Bonarda from El Mirador, Rivadavia, Mendoza, mixed with 15% Cabernet Franc and aged for 15 months in hundred-year-old foudres with low anhydrides by Alejandro Vigil. Bright purple in the glass. The nose displays intense notes of cherry and raspberry with a hint of sweet spices. In the mouth, the Franc brings structure and tension while the tannins are refined and polished. Flows with volume and a delicate acidity that compensates for the unripe portion of the grapes. A clear and expressive red full of easygoing, refreshing flavor. An accomplished wine.
Wine Enthusiast Review
A sweet whiff of cotton candy and spun sugar introduces jammy aromas of floral berry fruits and licorice. On the palate, this blend of multiple Bonarda vineyards is lush and packed with fruit. Blackberry, cassis and plum flavors come with chocolaty subtleties and a chewy, creamy finish. Drink through 2023.
Wine Tasting Notes
This Bonarda shows a deep violet color with bluish reflections. The nose is intense and complex. Intense aromas of ripe black fruit, blackberries, raspberries, black cherries, chocolate and liquor, with some spicy notes of fresh herbs provided by the Cabernet Franc appear. The taste has a sweet impact with silky tannins and aromas of ripe black and red fruits with notes of licorice and vanilla. Its natural acidity is refreshing. By its concentration and complexity the finish is long and persistent.
85% Bonarda, 15% Cabernet Franc