El Enemigo 2016 Chardonnay by Bodega Aleanna Mendoza, Argentina

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James Suckling 98 Points “This is really amazing with an exotic dried fruit character of pineapple and mangoes. Full body, 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 ageing. Love. Get it." 

Robert Parker 94 Points "With an even darker, more intense golden color but fresher aromas and flavors compared to the 2015 vintage, the 2016 El Enemigo Chardonnay has more noticeable notes of curry and nuts, with higher acidity, which gives it somewhat of a Jura character. It has 13.5% alcohol and 7.4 grams of acidity (in tartaric), so, very healthy natural parameters. It had a longer élevage sous voile, up to 13 months, so that probably explains why the yeasty and spicy character is more marked here than in the 2015. Winemaker Alejandro Vigil likes it like this, but he doesn't want more of the flor character, as it's not supposed to be a flor wine. Superb! It will be very interesting to see how this wine ages in bottle. 14,000 bottles were filled in September 2017.

Aleanna has finally done it! The joint venture between Catena's winemaker Alejandro Vigil and Dr. Catena's younger daughter, Adrianna, has produced a perfect wine in 2013. They are without a doubt one of the leading names in the whole of Argentina. Look up the wines from previous years to see the progress of this exciting achievement!"




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