El Enemigo

Mendoza Chardonnay

9.143 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.2

Love this chard - just delivers

Love this chard - just delivers

Feb 23rd, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve everyone! 🎄🎁⛄️❄️🎅🤶

The nose reveals; heather honey quality, beeswax, slightly sour lemons-the good accents of Lemon Pledge, lime candy, overripe pineapple, understated, mixed stone fruits, some golden & green apple, orange rind, inside side of the the banana peel, cream, hints of butter, vanillin, caramel, soft, medium, white spice, chalky powder, river stones, delicate, herbaceous notes, volcanic minerals, spring flowers, touch of jasmine & yellow lilies.

The palate is; quite full, round, thick, lush & waxy. Guides effortlessly & smoothly over the palate...no harsh elements. Heather honey quality, beeswax, slightly sour lemons-the good accents of Lemon Pledge but, less of it on the palate than nose, lime candy, overripe pineapple, understated, mixed stone fruits, some golden & green apple, orange rind, inside side of the the banana peel, cream, hints of butter, vanillin, caramel, chalky powder, river stones, light herbaceous notes, saline, volcanic & granitic minerals, spring flowers, touch of jasmine & yellow lilies. The acidity is round & phat. The structure & tension have softened and will get better with a little more time in bottle. The length & balance are knitted well. The delicious finish is well balanced & polished with the soft, white spice lingering on the long set.

A nice Mendoza Chardonnay and a great Costco QPR at $16.99.

Photos of our visit to their restaurant & tasting room in the spring of 2018. Definitely place to taste & have lunch or dinner.

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve everyone! 🎄🎁⛄️❄️🎅🤶

The nose reveals; heather honey quality, beeswax, slightly sour lemons-the good accents of Lemon Pledge, lime candy, overripe pineapple, understated, mixed stone fruits, some golden & green apple, orange rind, inside side of the the banana peel, cream, hints of butter, vanillin, caramel, soft, medium, white spice, chalky powder, river stones, delicate, herbaceous notes, volcanic minerals, spring flowers, touch of jasmine & yellow lilies.

The palate is; quite full, round, thick, lush & waxy. Guides effortlessly & smoothly over the palate...no harsh elements. Heather honey quality, beeswax, slightly sour lemons-the good accents of Lemon Pledge but, less of it on the palate than nose, lime candy, overripe pineapple, understated, mixed stone fruits, some golden & green apple, orange rind, inside side of the the banana peel, cream, hints of butter, vanillin, caramel, chalky powder, river stones, light herbaceous notes, saline, volcanic & granitic minerals, spring flowers, touch of jasmine & yellow lilies. The acidity is round & phat. The structure & tension have softened and will get better with a little more time in bottle. The length & balance are knitted well. The delicious finish is well balanced & polished with the soft, white spice lingering on the long set.

A nice Mendoza Chardonnay and a great Costco QPR at $16.99.

Photos of our visit to their restaurant & tasting room in the spring of 2018. Definitely place to taste & have lunch or dinner.

Dec 24th, 2019
Victor Charcan

Boned fruit, well handled oak, weight a d acidity

Boned fruit, well handled oak, weight a d acidity

Oct 5th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

This reminds me of what Rombauer aspires to be. Buttery, oaky, and unabashed in style, yet pulls it in just before it gets all out of whack. Marshmallow cream puff is the one note that stands out on the nose. Additional notes of cotton candy, mint and rich lemon cream come through aromatically and on the palate (with some honeyed tropical fruits). Maybe hold and check in with 2-3yrs more of age?

This reminds me of what Rombauer aspires to be. Buttery, oaky, and unabashed in style, yet pulls it in just before it gets all out of whack. Marshmallow cream puff is the one note that stands out on the nose. Additional notes of cotton candy, mint and rich lemon cream come through aromatically and on the palate (with some honeyed tropical fruits). Maybe hold and check in with 2-3yrs more of age?

Sep 7th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

Don’t believe the rating - try it - it is amazing - totally shocked that Argentina produced chard wine tasted like this

@David L bringing one in June

Don’t believe the rating - try it - it is amazing - totally shocked that Argentina produced chard wine tasted like this

@David L bringing one in June

May 26th, 2019
Pierre Costa

Dried Tropical fruits, citrus, nuts with caramel touch. Full bodied and firm acidity.

Dried Tropical fruits, citrus, nuts with caramel touch. Full bodied and firm acidity.

Oct 1st, 2018
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

Best Argentinian chard we’ve had. Complex and refined. Nose is unbelievable. Reminds us of Mount Eden. I don’t know about a 98 rating from James Suckling though.

Best Argentinian chard we’ve had. Complex and refined. Nose is unbelievable. Reminds us of Mount Eden. I don’t know about a 98 rating from James Suckling though.

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2018
Jeroen Koenen

Nice, easy and well-balanced.

Nice, easy and well-balanced.

Dec 26th, 2019
Peter Zandbergen

Buttery chardonnay

Buttery chardonnay

Dec 9th, 2019
Dawn E.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Previous notes apply! Vintage 2016.
We had our holiday celebration today! Being the only wine connoisseur in the household...I picked a familiar wine...since my palate is deliciously compromised from an abundance of seasonings!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Previous notes apply! Vintage 2016.
We had our holiday celebration today! Being the only wine connoisseur in the household...I picked a familiar wine...since my palate is deliciously compromised from an abundance of seasonings!

Nov 28th, 2019