Already with a double 100 points, James Suckling has just made this wine his No.2 wine of the year which only missed out on No.1 due to its small production. With two perfect 100-point scores to its name and a price point that puts it within reach of many, the eagerly awaited Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2019 from Argentina's El Enemigo is arriving in stock for delivery in the next few week.
El Enemigo has swiftly risen to prominence in just a few vintages. Founded as a joint venture between Alejandro Vigil, the esteemed winemaker of Catena, and Adrianna, the younger daughter of the Catena family, El Enemigo embodies their shared passion for creating accessible wines that showcase the unique character of Mendoza's terroirs. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Napa Valley in the 1970s and 1980s and producing wines modelled on Cabernet Franc-dominated, old-style Right Bank Bordeaux, their mission is to produce limited quantities of exceptional wines with a focus on quality.
Today, El Enemigo stands among the leading names in the Argentine wine industry. Their wines have garnered high critical acclaim and attract a dedicated following of discerning collectors, with El Enemigo laying claim to being one of the finest producers of Cabernet Franc in the world.
Gran Enemigo Gualtallary holds the enviable achievement as the first wine from Argentina to have achieved 100 points from The Wine Advocate, which was awarded for the 2013 vintage (currently trading upwards of £950 per case of 6). This 2019 iteration is the second vintage to have met that superlative mark, with The Wine Advocate's Luiz Gutiérrez stating that, "This is one of the finest vintages for this single-vineyard blend... reminds me of a great vintage of Lafleur".
James Suckling is equally effusive, saying, "An incredible cabernet franc from Gualtallary... I’d want to drink a bottle now even though it can hold extremely well".
We have a number of different formats to choose from, including showstopping double magnums.
Stocks will be arriving into AMFW in the next few weeks. Let us know what is of interest and we will confirm.