El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo Single Vineyard 2017 750ml
SKU: 28536

El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Agrelo Single Vineyard 2017

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Category Red Blend
Origin Argentina, Mendoza, Agrelo
Brand El Enemigo
Alcohol/vol 14%
El Gran Enemigo SV Agrelo is deep purple with red highlights. Its aromas are intense and elegant. Cabernet Franc brings light notes of eucalyptus and thyme. Malbec brings notes of ripe black fruits, blackberries and black cherries. The oak aging gives a touch of chocolate and vanilla to blend. Excellent balance and elegant. This wine was made in honor of the old Pomerol style where Cabernet Franc was blended with the other Bordeaux varieties. This wine pairs beautifully with roast chicken, turkey, duck, and other game birds along with seared steak and veal.
Wine Advocate
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The spicy 2017 Gran Enemigo Agrelo Single Vineyard has notes of cloves and sweet spices (recurrent notes through the vintages in this wine), which, coupled with the fact that this is Cabernet Franc (with 15% Malbec), gives a different profile. In 2017 they only watered this vineyard three times despite the fact that the year was very dry; because the soil retains a lot of water with its high content in clay and the soil is always cooler than the air, it's like a buffer for the high temperatures. So, the place behaves quite well in warm and dry years, and it shows. It's medium to full-bodied with round tannins and a mellow texture. It's tasty and finishes dry and long. Impressive for the vintage. 6,000 bottles were filled in July 2018.

March 31, 2021
  • v94

The 2017 Cabernet Franc Gran Enemigo Single Vineyard Agrelo has a 15% dash of Malbec, both from Luján de Cuyo, 30% fermented in whole bunches before aging for 15 months in used barrels and foudres. Rich purple in the glass. The simple aromas feature ripe plum, blackcurrant and country herbs with hints of stems, black tea and jalapeño. Intense and compact with a juicy mouthfeel, the fine tannins sit on the tongue and act as a corset for the flow. The 2017 is a linear, energetic red.

November 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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The bouquet is loaded with blackberry, blueberry, green bell pepper and graphite aromas. It's a well-crafted wine with mineral texture and intense black fruit flavors. Hints of smoke and black olive add complexity while good acidity and supple tannins provide a good mouthfeel. It has a lingering delicious finish.

July 1, 2022

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