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    El Enemigo

    About El Enemigo

    One of Argentina's most acclaimed wineries, El Enemigo has rocketed to superstardom in just a few short vintages. El Enemigo is a joint venture of two big names in Argentine wine - Catena's winemaker Alejandro Vigil and Dr Catena's younger daughter, Adrianna. These two were drawn together by a passion for creating more approachable and mineral-driven wines that are expressive of the nuances of Mendoza’s special terroirs.

    Setting out to achieve what the pioneers of Napa Valley did in the 1970s and 1980s, and creating new wines in tiny quantities with the highest possible quality and critical acclaim, they are one now among the leading wine names in the whole of Argentina. The scores they are producing for their wines have already created a cult-like following amongst knowledgeable collectors.

    The Wines

    Catapulted to superstardom after achieving a perfect 100 points from The Wine Advocate with the Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2013, the Gran Enemigo range leads the way for their exceptional portfolio. Consisting of four stunning Cabernet Franc-based wines, these wines strive to express the high-altitude Mendoza terroirs of Agrelo, Chacayes, El Cepillo and Gualtallary. Every cuvée represents a genuinely rare Andean gem, with no more than 900 cases of each produced. 

    Alongside the focus on Cabernet Franc wines, the duo also endeavour to rejuvenate the workhorse Argentinian varietal, Bonarda, and produce a range of exquisite single-vineyard wines.

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    29 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £186.47
    2017

    El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2017 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (95)

    Made “like a flan”, according to Ale Vigil, this is a co-fermented blend of Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec, with lots of whole bunches and aged in old wooden foudres. Zesty and fresh, with the low alcohol and focus that are a feature of El Enemigo style, it’s savoury and bright with salty minerality and graphite and green herb flavours.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 95 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £186.47
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £226.07
    2016

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2016 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    This is really amazing with an exotic dried-fruit character of pineapple and mangoes. Full-bodied, rich and fruity with cream, pie-crust and caramel character. Crazy chardonnay with a little Jura style and some flor undertones. It really does have flor in the barrel when aging. Love. Get it. Drink now.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £226.07
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £184.07
    2017

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    A tight and beautiful white with a dense palate of beautiful, ripe lemons and apples. Layered and refined with phenolic tension. Complex yeast and hints of oak and flor. Full body. Great length. 80 per cent flor-growth in barrel. Drink now.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £184.07
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £178.07
    2018

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    This is another rock-star chardonnay from here with dried-apple, pear-skin, crushed-stone and peach-pit character. Full body. Creamy texture. Phenolic form and a long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 2 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £178.07
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £160.07
    2019

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Cooked apple, lemon curd and light vanilla on the nose, together with stone, mineral and some dried flowers. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and beautiful fruit. Hints of vanilla and pie crust in the aftertaste. Always great quality for the price. Drink or hold.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £160.07
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £160.07
    2020

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2020 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    This has aromas of ripe apricots, buttercream, baked apples and pastries. Medium-to full-bodied with a creamy, round and almost oily texture. Lovely balance of ripe fruit and toasted-pastry notes with bright acidity. Delicious finish. Fantastic value, as always. Drink now or hold.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £160.07
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £298.07
    2016

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    The varietal blend of the 2016 Gran Enemigo is slightly different from the 2015, there's a bit more Cabernet Franc and less Cabernet Sauvignon, so 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Malbec, 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine is fresher and more nuanced than the 2015, and there is clout and power but also a lot of finesse and elegance. The palate revealed superb harmony and very fine tannins, the acidity is very integrated and the wine is seamless, with fine chalky minerality and a bitterness in the finish that is salty rather than sweet. There is no room for sweetness in any of these wines; these are savory wines, powerful wines with superb balance and all the ingredients to develop slowly and for a very long time in bottle and destined for the dining table. It fills your mouth, but it's not heavy; it's powerful but feels ethereal. This is probably the finest vintage for this bottling so far. 19,200 bottles were filled in December 2018 from a shorter crop than previous years.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £298.07
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £101.35
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Currants, blackberries, blueberries, lemon zest, thyme, green olives and licorice on the nose. Cardamom and iodine, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, plush tannins. There’s a delicious savory and salty quality to the ripe dark fruit. Textured and complex. Drink from 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 17 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £101.35
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £190.72
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Currants, blackberries, blueberries, lemon zest, thyme, green olives and licorice on the nose. Cardamom and iodine, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, plush tannins. There’s a delicious savory and salty quality to the ripe dark fruit. Textured and complex. Drink from 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 20 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £190.72
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £256.07
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Currants, blackberries, blueberries, lemon zest, thyme, green olives and licorice on the nose. Cardamom and iodine, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, plush tannins. There’s a delicious savory and salty quality to the ripe dark fruit. Textured and complex. Drink from 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 18 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £256.07
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £125.35
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Fresh raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, pine needles, thyme, sandalwood and cloves on the nose. Medium-bodied with a very fine, precise tannin frame. Focused, compact and still so youthful. More mineral and dried-spice notes on the finish. Still tightly wound. Try after 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £125.35
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £232.72
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Fresh raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, pine needles, thyme, sandalwood and cloves on the nose. Medium-bodied with a very fine, precise tannin frame. Focused, compact and still so youthful. More mineral and dried-spice notes on the finish. Still tightly wound. Try after 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £232.72
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £346.07
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Fresh raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, pine needles, thyme, sandalwood and cloves on the nose. Medium-bodied with a very fine, precise tannin frame. Focused, compact and still so youthful. More mineral and dried-spice notes on the finish. Still tightly wound. Try after 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £346.07
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £125.35
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Blueberries, blackcurrants, hot stones, tobacco leaves, dried lavender, walnuts and cracked pepper on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Dark and mineral character to this. Solid, compact cabernet franc. Firm and savory finish. Try from 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 20 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £125.35
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £232.72
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Blueberries, blackcurrants, hot stones, tobacco leaves, dried lavender, walnuts and cracked pepper on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Dark and mineral character to this. Solid, compact cabernet franc. Firm and savory finish. Try from 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 20 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £232.72
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £346.07
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Blueberries, blackcurrants, hot stones, tobacco leaves, dried lavender, walnuts and cracked pepper on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Dark and mineral character to this. Solid, compact cabernet franc. Firm and savory finish. Try from 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 20 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £346.07
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £125.35
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Ripe plums, blackberries, dark cherries, pine cones, mint chocolate, cloves and dried herbs on the nose. Hints of black pepper, too. Medium-bodied with fine, well-integrated tannins. There’s a dark spiciness to this. Well structured and muscular with fantastic intensity. Try in 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £125.35
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £232.72
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Ripe plums, blackberries, dark cherries, pine cones, mint chocolate, cloves and dried herbs on the nose. Hints of black pepper, too. Medium-bodied with fine, well-integrated tannins. There’s a dark spiciness to this. Well structured and muscular with fantastic intensity. Try in 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £232.72
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £346.07
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Ripe plums, blackberries, dark cherries, pine cones, mint chocolate, cloves and dried herbs on the nose. Hints of black pepper, too. Medium-bodied with fine, well-integrated tannins. There’s a dark spiciness to this. Well structured and muscular with fantastic intensity. Try in 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 17 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £346.07
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2013 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,092.47
    2013

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2013 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    I was really looking forward to tasting the 2013 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard since all of the previous vintages have been truly exceptional, and I wanted to see what it would be in a cooler year. The bottled wine contains perhaps 15% Malbec in the blend, and they will soon stop mentioning Cabernet Franc on the label. It fermented in 500-liter oak barrels with 50% of the Cabernet Franc and all of the Malbec and then matured in used oak foudres. It's very intense and powerful, but at the same time, there is a kind of lightness on the palate that makes if feel light on its feet but with great inner power. There is citrus acidity that makes it effervescent and electric. It has some 7.5 grams of acidity and a pH of 3.45, very healthy parameters. The peppery character appears after some time, giving it a Chinon-like twist, and it also reminds me of my favorite Bordeaux, Pomerol's Lafleur. This is definitely world-class and worth lying down, as it should develop further complexity in bottle. This is one of those wines where the only improvement I can think of is having magnums rather than bottles. Bravo! Some 3,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2016.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 100 (RP) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,092.47
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £538.07
    2015

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2015 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    Powerful places tend to mark wines in a stronger way than even the vintage conditions or the grape variety, and that seems to be the case with the 2015 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard. But of course there are elements of both the year—slightly warmer and riper than 2016—and the grape—mostly Cabernet Franc with some 20% Malbec, which is what is planted in the vineyard, with the logical variations depending on the yields of each grape in a given vintage. This is a little more direct than the 2016, powerful and concentrated but balanced and fresh, and it has a little more tannin. As I said, this is more about the high altitude and austere place with all the components in great harmony. You do not notice the alcohol, concentration of tannins or acidity, as it's all very integrated. All these wines are not about fruit but about soils, about rocks. 3,000 bottles produced.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £538.07
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £197.35
    2016

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (99)

    The nose of the 2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard transported me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear, with austerity and with no room for sweetness or creamy texture. This is about chalk and umami, salty and tasty, with the clout and wilderness of Gualtallary; its electric freshness and fine tannins; the expression of Cabernet Franc (with some Merlot) in the poor, stony and limestone-rich soils from the high-altitude vineyards; and the intensity this altitude provides, as there is a strong impact from the light in the grapes. But the one thing that I liked the most about this 2016 was its balance and the way it feels light but has tremendous concentration and power, light on its feet with masses of inner strength. It's nuanced and complex, even if it's terribly young. With time in the glass, it developed notes of orange peel that spoke of freshness, and the palate is sharp and direct, with symmetry and precision. This is approachable now but should live forever in bottle.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 1x150cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £197.35
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £413.92
    2016

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (1x300cl)

    Wine Advocate (99)

    The nose of the 2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard transported me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear, with austerity and with no room for sweetness or creamy texture. This is about chalk and umami, salty and tasty, with the clout and wilderness of Gualtallary; its electric freshness and fine tannins; the expression of Cabernet Franc (with some Merlot) in the poor, stony and limestone-rich soils from the high-altitude vineyards; and the intensity this altitude provides, as there is a strong impact from the light in the grapes. But the one thing that I liked the most about this 2016 was its balance and the way it feels light but has tremendous concentration and power, light on its feet with masses of inner strength. It's nuanced and complex, even if it's terribly young. With time in the glass, it developed notes of orange peel that spoke of freshness, and the palate is sharp and direct, with symmetry and precision. This is approachable now but should live forever in bottle.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Mendoza 1x300cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £413.92
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £518.87
    2016

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (99)

    The nose of the 2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard transported me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear, with austerity and with no room for sweetness or creamy texture. This is about chalk and umami, salty and tasty, with the clout and wilderness of Gualtallary; its electric freshness and fine tannins; the expression of Cabernet Franc (with some Merlot) in the poor, stony and limestone-rich soils from the high-altitude vineyards; and the intensity this altitude provides, as there is a strong impact from the light in the grapes. But the one thing that I liked the most about this 2016 was its balance and the way it feels light but has tremendous concentration and power, light on its feet with masses of inner strength. It's nuanced and complex, even if it's terribly young. With time in the glass, it developed notes of orange peel that spoke of freshness, and the palate is sharp and direct, with symmetry and precision. This is approachable now but should live forever in bottle.
    3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 3 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £518.87
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £410.87
    2017

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2017 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    The 2017 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard didn't show any heat or excess ripeness from a warm and dry year. On the contrary, it's austere and has citrus acidity, with great freshness and minerality. The palate is super austere with vibrant acidity—by far the highest among the Gran Enemigo bottlings—and very fine, chalky tannins. This is remarkable, serious, balanced and fresh with a very, very long and salty finish. This fermented in barrels with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in centenary oak foudres for 15 months. 3,000 bottles were filled in July 2018.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £410.87
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £131.35
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (1x150cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (96)

    The richest, darkest and most profound of the Gran Enemigo blends, this classic assemblage of Cabernet Franc and 15% Malbec is inky, intense and alluringly scented, with subtle wood, blackberry, black olive and wild thyme flavours and racy, chalky acidity.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 19 96 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £131.35
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £244.72
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (1x300cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (96)

    The richest, darkest and most profound of the Gran Enemigo blends, this classic assemblage of Cabernet Franc and 15% Malbec is inky, intense and alluringly scented, with subtle wood, blackberry, black olive and wild thyme flavours and racy, chalky acidity.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 19 96 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £244.72
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £358.07
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (96)

    The richest, darkest and most profound of the Gran Enemigo blends, this classic assemblage of Cabernet Franc and 15% Malbec is inky, intense and alluringly scented, with subtle wood, blackberry, black olive and wild thyme flavours and racy, chalky acidity.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 18 96 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £358.07
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Torrontes 2019 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £182.04
    2019

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Torrontes 2019 (3x75cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (95)

    We want to change perceptions of Torrontés,” says Alejandro Vigil, who sources this chiselled, almost Rheingau Riesling-like white from a seven-year-old pergola at 1,600 metres in Gualtallary. Mineral-edged, taut and refined, with lime and white flower notes, stony intensity and thrilling palate length.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 3x75cl 10 95 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £182.04
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £142.00
    2017

    El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2017 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (95)

    Made “like a flan”, according to Ale Vigil, this is a co-fermented blend of Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec, with lots of whole bunches and aged in old wooden foudres. Zesty and fresh, with the low alcohol and focus that are a feature of El Enemigo style, it’s savoury and bright with salty minerality and graphite and green herb flavours.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 95 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £142.00
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £175.00
    2016

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2016 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    This is really amazing with an exotic dried-fruit character of pineapple and mangoes. Full-bodied, rich and fruity with cream, pie-crust and caramel character. Crazy chardonnay with a little Jura style and some flor undertones. It really does have flor in the barrel when aging. Love. Get it. Drink now.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £175.00
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £140.00
    2017

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    A tight and beautiful white with a dense palate of beautiful, ripe lemons and apples. Layered and refined with phenolic tension. Complex yeast and hints of oak and flor. Full body. Great length. 80 per cent flor-growth in barrel. Drink now.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £140.00
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £135.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    This is another rock-star chardonnay from here with dried-apple, pear-skin, crushed-stone and peach-pit character. Full body. Creamy texture. Phenolic form and a long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 2 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £135.00
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £120.00
    2019

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Cooked apple, lemon curd and light vanilla on the nose, together with stone, mineral and some dried flowers. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and beautiful fruit. Hints of vanilla and pie crust in the aftertaste. Always great quality for the price. Drink or hold.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £120.00
    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £120.00
    2020

    El Enemigo Chardonnay 2020 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    This has aromas of ripe apricots, buttercream, baked apples and pastries. Medium-to full-bodied with a creamy, round and almost oily texture. Lovely balance of ripe fruit and toasted-pastry notes with bright acidity. Delicious finish. Fantastic value, as always. Drink now or hold.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £120.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £235.00
    2016

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    The varietal blend of the 2016 Gran Enemigo is slightly different from the 2015, there's a bit more Cabernet Franc and less Cabernet Sauvignon, so 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Malbec, 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine is fresher and more nuanced than the 2015, and there is clout and power but also a lot of finesse and elegance. The palate revealed superb harmony and very fine tannins, the acidity is very integrated and the wine is seamless, with fine chalky minerality and a bitterness in the finish that is salty rather than sweet. There is no room for sweetness in any of these wines; these are savory wines, powerful wines with superb balance and all the ingredients to develop slowly and for a very long time in bottle and destined for the dining table. It fills your mouth, but it's not heavy; it's powerful but feels ethereal. This is probably the finest vintage for this bottling so far. 19,200 bottles were filled in December 2018 from a shorter crop than previous years.
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    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £80.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Currants, blackberries, blueberries, lemon zest, thyme, green olives and licorice on the nose. Cardamom and iodine, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, plush tannins. There’s a delicious savory and salty quality to the ripe dark fruit. Textured and complex. Drink from 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 17 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £80.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £150.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Currants, blackberries, blueberries, lemon zest, thyme, green olives and licorice on the nose. Cardamom and iodine, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, plush tannins. There’s a delicious savory and salty quality to the ripe dark fruit. Textured and complex. Drink from 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 20 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £150.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £200.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Currants, blackberries, blueberries, lemon zest, thyme, green olives and licorice on the nose. Cardamom and iodine, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, plush tannins. There’s a delicious savory and salty quality to the ripe dark fruit. Textured and complex. Drink from 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 18 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £200.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £100.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Fresh raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, pine needles, thyme, sandalwood and cloves on the nose. Medium-bodied with a very fine, precise tannin frame. Focused, compact and still so youthful. More mineral and dried-spice notes on the finish. Still tightly wound. Try after 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £100.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £185.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Fresh raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, pine needles, thyme, sandalwood and cloves on the nose. Medium-bodied with a very fine, precise tannin frame. Focused, compact and still so youthful. More mineral and dried-spice notes on the finish. Still tightly wound. Try after 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £185.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £275.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Fresh raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, pine needles, thyme, sandalwood and cloves on the nose. Medium-bodied with a very fine, precise tannin frame. Focused, compact and still so youthful. More mineral and dried-spice notes on the finish. Still tightly wound. Try after 2023.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £275.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £100.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Blueberries, blackcurrants, hot stones, tobacco leaves, dried lavender, walnuts and cracked pepper on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Dark and mineral character to this. Solid, compact cabernet franc. Firm and savory finish. Try from 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 20 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £100.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £185.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Blueberries, blackcurrants, hot stones, tobacco leaves, dried lavender, walnuts and cracked pepper on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Dark and mineral character to this. Solid, compact cabernet franc. Firm and savory finish. Try from 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 20 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £185.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £275.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Chacayes 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Blueberries, blackcurrants, hot stones, tobacco leaves, dried lavender, walnuts and cracked pepper on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Dark and mineral character to this. Solid, compact cabernet franc. Firm and savory finish. Try from 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 20 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £275.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £100.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Ripe plums, blackberries, dark cherries, pine cones, mint chocolate, cloves and dried herbs on the nose. Hints of black pepper, too. Medium-bodied with fine, well-integrated tannins. There’s a dark spiciness to this. Well structured and muscular with fantastic intensity. Try in 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £100.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £185.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Ripe plums, blackberries, dark cherries, pine cones, mint chocolate, cloves and dried herbs on the nose. Hints of black pepper, too. Medium-bodied with fine, well-integrated tannins. There’s a dark spiciness to this. Well structured and muscular with fantastic intensity. Try in 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £185.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £275.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo El Cepillo 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Ripe plums, blackberries, dark cherries, pine cones, mint chocolate, cloves and dried herbs on the nose. Hints of black pepper, too. Medium-bodied with fine, well-integrated tannins. There’s a dark spiciness to this. Well structured and muscular with fantastic intensity. Try in 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 17 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £275.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2013 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £897.00
    2013

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2013 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    I was really looking forward to tasting the 2013 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard since all of the previous vintages have been truly exceptional, and I wanted to see what it would be in a cooler year. The bottled wine contains perhaps 15% Malbec in the blend, and they will soon stop mentioning Cabernet Franc on the label. It fermented in 500-liter oak barrels with 50% of the Cabernet Franc and all of the Malbec and then matured in used oak foudres. It's very intense and powerful, but at the same time, there is a kind of lightness on the palate that makes if feel light on its feet but with great inner power. There is citrus acidity that makes it effervescent and electric. It has some 7.5 grams of acidity and a pH of 3.45, very healthy parameters. The peppery character appears after some time, giving it a Chinon-like twist, and it also reminds me of my favorite Bordeaux, Pomerol's Lafleur. This is definitely world-class and worth lying down, as it should develop further complexity in bottle. This is one of those wines where the only improvement I can think of is having magnums rather than bottles. Bravo! Some 3,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2016.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 100 (RP) Read Review/Description In Bond: £897.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £435.00
    2015

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2015 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    Powerful places tend to mark wines in a stronger way than even the vintage conditions or the grape variety, and that seems to be the case with the 2015 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard. But of course there are elements of both the year—slightly warmer and riper than 2016—and the grape—mostly Cabernet Franc with some 20% Malbec, which is what is planted in the vineyard, with the logical variations depending on the yields of each grape in a given vintage. This is a little more direct than the 2016, powerful and concentrated but balanced and fresh, and it has a little more tannin. As I said, this is more about the high altitude and austere place with all the components in great harmony. You do not notice the alcohol, concentration of tannins or acidity, as it's all very integrated. All these wines are not about fruit but about soils, about rocks. 3,000 bottles produced.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £435.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £160.00
    2016

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (99)

    The nose of the 2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard transported me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear, with austerity and with no room for sweetness or creamy texture. This is about chalk and umami, salty and tasty, with the clout and wilderness of Gualtallary; its electric freshness and fine tannins; the expression of Cabernet Franc (with some Merlot) in the poor, stony and limestone-rich soils from the high-altitude vineyards; and the intensity this altitude provides, as there is a strong impact from the light in the grapes. But the one thing that I liked the most about this 2016 was its balance and the way it feels light but has tremendous concentration and power, light on its feet with masses of inner strength. It's nuanced and complex, even if it's terribly young. With time in the glass, it developed notes of orange peel that spoke of freshness, and the palate is sharp and direct, with symmetry and precision. This is approachable now but should live forever in bottle.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 1x150cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £160.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £336.00
    2016

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (1x300cl)

    Wine Advocate (99)

    The nose of the 2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard transported me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear, with austerity and with no room for sweetness or creamy texture. This is about chalk and umami, salty and tasty, with the clout and wilderness of Gualtallary; its electric freshness and fine tannins; the expression of Cabernet Franc (with some Merlot) in the poor, stony and limestone-rich soils from the high-altitude vineyards; and the intensity this altitude provides, as there is a strong impact from the light in the grapes. But the one thing that I liked the most about this 2016 was its balance and the way it feels light but has tremendous concentration and power, light on its feet with masses of inner strength. It's nuanced and complex, even if it's terribly young. With time in the glass, it developed notes of orange peel that spoke of freshness, and the palate is sharp and direct, with symmetry and precision. This is approachable now but should live forever in bottle.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Mendoza 1x300cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £336.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £419.00
    2016

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (99)

    The nose of the 2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard transported me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear, with austerity and with no room for sweetness or creamy texture. This is about chalk and umami, salty and tasty, with the clout and wilderness of Gualtallary; its electric freshness and fine tannins; the expression of Cabernet Franc (with some Merlot) in the poor, stony and limestone-rich soils from the high-altitude vineyards; and the intensity this altitude provides, as there is a strong impact from the light in the grapes. But the one thing that I liked the most about this 2016 was its balance and the way it feels light but has tremendous concentration and power, light on its feet with masses of inner strength. It's nuanced and complex, even if it's terribly young. With time in the glass, it developed notes of orange peel that spoke of freshness, and the palate is sharp and direct, with symmetry and precision. This is approachable now but should live forever in bottle.
    3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 3 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £419.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £329.00
    2017

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2017 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    The 2017 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard didn't show any heat or excess ripeness from a warm and dry year. On the contrary, it's austere and has citrus acidity, with great freshness and minerality. The palate is super austere with vibrant acidity—by far the highest among the Gran Enemigo bottlings—and very fine, chalky tannins. This is remarkable, serious, balanced and fresh with a very, very long and salty finish. This fermented in barrels with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in centenary oak foudres for 15 months. 3,000 bottles were filled in July 2018.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £329.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £105.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (1x150cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (96)

    The richest, darkest and most profound of the Gran Enemigo blends, this classic assemblage of Cabernet Franc and 15% Malbec is inky, intense and alluringly scented, with subtle wood, blackberry, black olive and wild thyme flavours and racy, chalky acidity.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x150cl 19 96 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £105.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £195.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (1x300cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (96)

    The richest, darkest and most profound of the Gran Enemigo blends, this classic assemblage of Cabernet Franc and 15% Malbec is inky, intense and alluringly scented, with subtle wood, blackberry, black olive and wild thyme flavours and racy, chalky acidity.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 1x300cl 19 96 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £195.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £285.00
    2018

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2018 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (96)

    The richest, darkest and most profound of the Gran Enemigo blends, this classic assemblage of Cabernet Franc and 15% Malbec is inky, intense and alluringly scented, with subtle wood, blackberry, black olive and wild thyme flavours and racy, chalky acidity.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 6x75cl 18 96 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £285.00
    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Torrontes 2019 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £145.00
    2019

    El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Torrontes 2019 (3x75cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (95)

    We want to change perceptions of Torrontés,” says Alejandro Vigil, who sources this chiselled, almost Rheingau Riesling-like white from a seven-year-old pergola at 1,600 metres in Gualtallary. Mineral-edged, taut and refined, with lime and white flower notes, stony intensity and thrilling palate length.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Mendoza 3x75cl 10 95 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £145.00

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