Los Paraisos Single Vineyard Bonarda 2016

EL ENEMIGO

Los Paraisos Single Vineyard Bonarda
2016

$21.95

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Product code
14504701
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Store Only
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Region
Mendoza
Subregion
Rivadavia
Varietal(s)
Bonarda 100 %
Alcohol percentage
13,5%
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Sugar content
2.5 g/l
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

El Enemigo, “the enemy”. The struggle that most defines us in our lives is the one that we wage with our selves. We are all our own worst enemies. This is the credo behind the name on the label. The wines of El Enemigo are enigmatic, charismatic, and verging on iconoclastic. In that way the wines reflect their maker, Alejandro Vigil, an almost Picasso-like personality. “Ale”, as he is known, is the head winemaker at the iconic Bodega Catena Zapata, but he has many loves. He consults,...

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Press reviews

Vinous

- 92 points -

Stephen Tanzer, September 2019

Bright red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate, black olive, licorice and menthol. Densely packed but quite vinous; a step up in energy and definition from the Bonarda El Mirador, boasting nicely integrated acidity. There's a light greenness here but also lovely violet lift. Finishes with a good ripe dusting of tannins, a suggestion of black pepper and excellent length. A fresh Bonarda with noteworthy vinosity, this wine nicely combines dark raspberry fruit and subtle salinity. And my sample did very well in the recorked bottle, gaining in sweetness and pliancy. (winemaker Alejandro Vigil noted that the supplier of this fruit is 90 years old and still tends his three-hectare vineyard)

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Wine Enthusiast

- 90 points -

Michael Schachner, January 2019

Ripe berry aromas include desiccated notes of raisin and prune, but even so this Bonarda doesn't smell cooked or overripe. A plump body is friendly and smooth, while oaky berry flavors are pleasing even if they lack intensity and length on the finish.

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