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El Enemigo Bonarda 2018 750ml
SKU: 1449

El Enemigo Bonarda 2018

  • v93
  • ws92
  • wa92+
  • we92


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Category Red Wine
Origin Argentina, Mendoza
Brand El Enemigo
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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. Enjoy this wine alongside roast lamb, empanadas, and light pastas dishes.
  • v93

The 2018 Bonarda El Enemigo comes from east Mendoza. It has a 15% dash of Cabernet Franc and was aged for 15 months in old foudres. Garnet red with purple flecks, the nose offers raspberry and ash with hints of jalapeno that bring greater outline and depth to the aromas. Beginning expansively on the palate, the flow then tightens up with moderate freshness and a terse, tacky texture. The Franc adds grip and linearity before the long finish.

November 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Big, rich and well-spiced, with structured dark fruit flavors that feature dried savory spice accents. Underbrush notes line the minerally finish. Drink now through 2025.

December 15, 2021
Wine Advocate
  • wa92+

The aromatic and floral 2018 Bonarda also has 15% Cabernet Franc blended with the Bonarda, which might explain the very different profile when tasted next to the other four single-vineyard Bonardas. It's very fresh, herbal and fine-grained, very elegant and with some fine tannins. The Bonarda comes from El Mirador in Rivadavia but feels completely different from the bottling of the pure Bonarda from the same vintage. It matured in ancient oak vats for 15 months.

March 31, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
  • we92

The bouquet of this well-crafted wine is loaded with flowers, rosemary, strawberry and cherry aromas. Medium in weight, it delivers plenty of red fruit flavors with a touch of spice and toasted oak. Silky tannins and nice acidity make the wine very enjoyable. It's a good and delicious example of what Bonarda wines can offer.

July 1, 2022

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