2019 Bodega Aleanna 'Gran Enemigo' Gualtallary Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc Tupungato Argentina

$129.99 USD

Winemaker Notes

"El Gran Enemigo SV Gualtallary displays a rich purple hue with hints of red. Its aromas are powerful yet refined. Cabernet Franc contributes sweet spices, black pepper, and subtle hints of eucalyptus and thyme. Malbec adds ripe black fruit notes, such as blackberries and black cherries. The oak aging process imparts a touch of chocolate and vanilla, harmoniously blending the flavors. On the palate, this wine offers a complex and luscious experience, with well-structured tannins and an exceptionally long and lingering finish. This wine pays homage to the traditional Pomerol style, where Cabernet Franc was skillfully blended with other Bordeaux varieties.

When it comes to food pairing, El Gran Enemigo SV Gualtallary pairs exceptionally well with grilled meats and a variety of cheeses.

85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec

Alcohol 13.5%"

Rated 100 Points James Suckling

"A complex, restrained and deliciously austere cabernet franc with damp earth, oyster shells, blueberries, thyme, rosemary and mushrooms. Super serious and chalky on the palate with lots of dissolved, minerally-textured tannins. Very long and uncompromising! An incredible cabernet franc from Gualtallary by Alejandro Vigil. Extremely pure, mineral and seductive. A fabulous cabernet franc that grows on the palate with remarkable tension and texture. I'd want to drink a bottle now even it can hold extremely well."

Rated 100 Points Wine Advocate

"The incredibly subtle, elegant and austere 2019 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard reminds me of a great vintage of Lafleur, my favorite Bordeaux, as this is one of the finest vintages for this single-vineyard blend of Cabernet Franc with some 15% Malbec. It develops very slowly in the glass and shows layers and layers of aromas but all in a very subtle way. It also reminds me of the fabulous 2013 that I rated 100 points in 2018, and there has not been such a perfect vintage since then. It has great balance and a silky mouthfeel, with refined, elegant tannins and a long, dry finish with a chalky and salty sensation and no room for sweetness; it's more about herbs, flowers and rocks than anything else. They produced 9,000 bottles of this beauty. It was bottled in July 2020."

Rated 97 Points Vinous

"The 2019 Cabernet Franc Gran Enemigo Gualtallary also incorporates 15% Malbec sourced from the same area within the Uco Valley. It underwent a 15-month aging process in used foudres. Displays a deep purple color. The nose tantalizes with captivating notes of ashes and blackberry, accompanied by hints of mountain herbs, mint and cassis. The palate offers a dry and chalky texture, with fine-grained tannins and a juicy flow that leads to a nimble and enduringly flavorful complex finish. This terroir-driven wine was created in a cold and dry vintage, reflecting a stylish approach to the grape and a distinct expression of Gualtallary."