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El Enemigo El Mirador Bonarda 2018
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James Suckling 93
Plums, dark cherries, graphite and spices on the nose. Its full-bodied with round tannins. Creamy and full on the palate. Balanced and savory with a long, creamy finish. Nice freshness with citrus at the end. Drink or hold.

Vinous Media 92
The 2018 Bonarda El Enemigo Single Vineyard El Mirador comes from an old pergola vineyard in Rivadavia, east Mendoza, planted in deep soils and aged for 12 months in ancient . A rich purple ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#56481
Item Description
James Suckling 93
Plums, dark cherries, graphite and spices on the nose. Its full-bodied with round tannins. Creamy and full on the palate. Balanced and savory with a long, creamy finish. Nice freshness with citrus at the end. Drink or hold.

Vinous Media 92
The 2018 Bonarda El Enemigo Single Vineyard El Mirador comes from an old pergola vineyard in Rivadavia, east Mendoza, planted in deep soils and aged for 12 months in ancient . A rich purple in the glass, the ripe nose offers raspberry and sour cherry jam with hints of herb. On the palate, its broad with gentle tannins and a moderate to fresh juiciness that lends character and depth before the fruity finish.

Wine Advocate 91
I tasted the 2018 Bonarda Single Vineyard El Mirador from Rivadavia next to another bottling that was blended with 15% Cabernet Franc, and this was completely different, more varietal, with some rusticity and juicy fruit, a soft and round palate with very fine tannins. It was bottled into 6,200 bottles in June 2019 after spending one year in centenary oak vats.
About El Enemigo
El Enemigo translates as the enemy. Nodding to the fact that at the end of any journey, most remember only one battle -- the one fought within (the original enemy). This is the battle that defines us. The wines of El Enemigo are a tribute to those internal battles that make us who we are, brought to fruition by a winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, and a historian, Adrianna Catena who share a love of wine and reach back in time to capture the era when European immigrants first settled in Argentina. These settlers sought to make wines as fine, and finer, than those of their old homeland. By 1936, Malbec and Petit Verdot were the most widely planted fine varietals in Argentina, their blend considered the ultimate in refinement and aging potential.

Winemaking Philosophy
El Enemigo is produced at Piedemonte al Sur, located in southern foothills of Maipu, Mendoza. The facility is named for the unique aspect of Mendoza's high-altitude winemaking region nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

Alejandro Vigil is a soil expert, a winemaker and an animal lover. He is the Chief Winemaker at Bodega Catena Zapata and the former head of the soil division at Argentina's Wine Institute. Among his many pets, he keeps a cow to produce milk for donation to the local school children.

Adrianna Catena is the daughter of Nicolás Catena. She is a graduate student in Early Modern Spanish history at the University of Oxford, UK. Her dream is to continue the family legacy of winemaking, while pursuing a passion for history and writing from a cottage surrounded by vineyards in the Argentine Andes.
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