El Enemigo

Mendoza Cabernet Franc

9.098 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.8

Well made CF from Argentina, nose a bit spicy with black current, black pepper, plum, mint, well rounded medium to full body, good tannins and acidity.delicious mid finish. My score 88, drink to 2020

Well made CF from Argentina, nose a bit spicy with black current, black pepper, plum, mint, well rounded medium to full body, good tannins and acidity.delicious mid finish. My score 88, drink to 2020

Oct 29th, 2017
Aaron Means

Amazing Cab Franc for the 💵! Serious structure, blackberry compote, herbal notes, and a texture that is a little dirty due to round but youthful tannins.

Amazing Cab Franc for the 💵! Serious structure, blackberry compote, herbal notes, and a texture that is a little dirty due to round but youthful tannins.

Oct 4th, 2017
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.2

El Enemigo ('The Enemy') is Comprised of 92% Cabernet Franc / 8% Malbec -- Finished in 100 yr. old Alsatian Foudres that were purchased & reworked in Mendoza.....Ripe, Burly & without Excessive Vegetation

El Enemigo ('The Enemy') is Comprised of 92% Cabernet Franc / 8% Malbec -- Finished in 100 yr. old Alsatian Foudres that were purchased & reworked in Mendoza.....Ripe, Burly & without Excessive Vegetation

Feb 14th, 2016
Keith Murphy

2011 vintage. "The Enemy" is a friend of mine. Pours the most beautiful dark purple hue. Berry fruit becomes very apparent after opening up. Great structure and balance.

2011 vintage. "The Enemy" is a friend of mine. Pours the most beautiful dark purple hue. Berry fruit becomes very apparent after opening up. Great structure and balance.

Jun 20th, 2015
Bryan Calandrelli

Regional Editor New York Cork Report

9.0

Boozy un-cab franc nose, elegant on palate with sleek tannins and efficient acidity.

Boozy un-cab franc nose, elegant on palate with sleek tannins and efficient acidity.

Mar 15th, 2015
Robin Clasper

Sommelier/Wine Director Georgetown Wines, Blogger PullCorks

8.5

Definitely not the Loire! Big, rich cab franc more fruit less cedar and graphite than I was expecting. Finish is long with grainy tannins and a bit of heat.

Definitely not the Loire! Big, rich cab franc more fruit less cedar and graphite than I was expecting. Finish is long with grainy tannins and a bit of heat.

Feb 21st, 2015
Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

9.0

One of the better Argentine reds I've had recently.

One of the better Argentine reds I've had recently.

May 28th, 2014
Ryan Mullins

Only 1200 hectares of Cabernet franc in Mendoza. Lots of potential there. Big and rich with fresh tobacco and herbs

Only 1200 hectares of Cabernet franc in Mendoza. Lots of potential there. Big and rich with fresh tobacco and herbs

Oct 16th, 2015
James Gerhart

One of my new favorite house wines. Always enjoy CF in my Bordeaux and experimenting with signal varietal wines. True new world expression with bright red and black fruit and easy to drink.

One of my new favorite house wines. Always enjoy CF in my Bordeaux and experimenting with signal varietal wines. True new world expression with bright red and black fruit and easy to drink.

Jan 18th, 2019
Carrie

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Jul 21st, 2018