Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard 2014
Pocos vinos pueden presumir de haber conquistado en cuerpo y alma a los catadores de Parker. Luis Gutiérrez, que quedó totalmente prendado de este tinto de Cabernet franc y Malbec, no pudo más que rendirse y otorgarle los codiciadísimos 100 puntos Parker. Según cuenta se le vino a la memoria su vino favorito de Burdeos, Lafleur, gracias a su refinamiento, elegancia y longitud.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
I was really looking forward to tasting the 2013 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard since all of the previous vintages have been truly exceptional, and I wanted to see what it would be in a cooler year. The bottled wine contains perhaps 15% Malbec in the blend, and they will soon stop mentioning Cabernet Franc on the label. It fermented in 500-liter oak barrels with 50% of the Cabernet Franc and all of the Malbec and then matured in used oak foudres. It's very intense and powerful, but at the same time, there is a kind of lightness on the palate that makes if feel light on its feet but with great inner power. There is citrus acidity that makes it effervescent and electric. It has some 7.5 grams of acidity and a pH of 3.45, very healthy parameters. The peppery character appears after some time, giving it a Chinon-like twist, and it also reminds me of my favorite Bordeaux, Pomerol's Lafleur. This is definitely world-class and worth lying down, as it should develop further complexity in bottle. This is one of those wines where the only improvement I can think of is having magnums rather than bottles. Bravo! Some 3,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2016.
A perfumed and significant red on the nose with crushed blackberries, currant bush and rose petals. Full body, fresh herbs, dense fruit and a racy finish. Very powerful. Drink in 2021.