Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2016

Malbec/Cabernet Franc

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  562645
$100.00
RP
99
Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2016 from LCBO
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    The nose of the 2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard transported me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear, with austerity and with no room for sweetness or creamy texture. This is about chalk and umami, salty and tasty, with the clout and wilderness of Gualtallary; its electric freshness and fine tannins; the expression of Cabernet Franc (with some Merlot) in the poor, stony and limestone-rich soils from the high-altitude vineyards; and the intensity this altitude provides, as there is a strong impact from the light in the grapes. But the one thing that I liked the most about this 2016 was its balance and the way it feels light but has tremendous concentration and power, light on its feet with masses of inner strength. It's nuanced and complex, even if it's terribly young. With time in the glass, it developed notes of orange peel that spoke of freshness, and the palate is sharp and direct, with symmetry and precision. This is approachable now but should live forever in bottle. Drink date: 2019-2035. Score - 99. (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Oct. 31, 2019)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    March 4, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13.9%
    Made In:
    Mendoza, Argentina
    By:
    Aleanna
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Firm
    Varietal:
    Malbec/Cabernet Franc

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    March 4, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13.9%
    Made In:
    Mendoza, Argentina
    By:
    Aleanna
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Firm
    Varietal:
    Malbec/Cabernet Franc
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