Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard 2016
Continúa el flechazo de The Wine Advocate con este tinto parcelario alumbrado por el proyecto conjunto de Alejandro Vigil y Adrianna Catena. Tras los 100 Parker otorgados a su añada 2013, esta 2016 roza la gloria absoluta con 99 puntos. Mucho puede decirse de este coupage de Cabernet franc y Malbec de viñedos cultivados a más de 1.400 metros de altitud pero es nada comparable con el privilegio de disfrutar de su refinamiento, elegancia y longitud.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
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. 2,500 bottles produced.
The blue fruit, crushed chalk and stone are so exciting here, as always. Full-bodied with fresh fruit and fine, vertical tannin texture going through the center palate. Softness and balance throughout. So drinkable now, but will improve with age.