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El Enemigo 'Los Paraisos' Bonarda 2018
$23.47$17.95
James Suckling 94
Sour cherries, blueberries and spice box on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with firm tannins. Savory and fleshy on the palate with some structure, leading to a flavorful and fruity finish. One of the best bonardas out there. Try after 2023.

Vinous Media 92
The 2018 Bonarda El Enemigo Single Vineyard Los Parasos hails from an old vineyard in Rivadavia, Mendoza and spent 12 months in ancient . Purple in hue, the aromas feature cherry and ... read more
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Shelf Location — 66d
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#56515
Location at store:66d
Item Description
James Suckling 94
Sour cherries, blueberries and spice box on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with firm tannins. Savory and fleshy on the palate with some structure, leading to a flavorful and fruity finish. One of the best bonardas out there. Try after 2023.

Vinous Media 92
The 2018 Bonarda El Enemigo Single Vineyard Los Parasos hails from an old vineyard in Rivadavia, Mendoza and spent 12 months in ancient . Purple in hue, the aromas feature cherry and blackberry jam with a hint of gunpowder and herbs. The fleshy palate is broad with precise freshness while the relatively grippy tannins add a rugged complexion before the long, fruity finish.

Wine Advocate 91
I like the balance and subtle varietal character of the 2018 Bonarda Single Vineyard Los Parasos. It has a fine thread in the palate, fine-grained tannins and a dry, long and serious finish. This always shows an extra degree of freshness compared with the rest of the single-vineyard bottlings. It's juicy and delicious, round but with good fluidity. 6,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.
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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