El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2017 - 750ml

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93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The expressive and elegant 2017 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc has some 8% Malbec in the blend. It's a subtle red with nuance and detail, very harmonious, aromatic, even floral within the spicy character of the variety. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins are very fine and there's moderate alcohol and very good freshness and harmony. This matured in oak foudres for some 15 months.

93pts James Suckling

This is such a delicious cabernet franc with blackberry and floral notes on the nose and palate, which draw you in and invite you to drink. Medium body. Round, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. The use of whole berries really makes this.

92pts Vinous

Tight, spicy aromas of rooty berry fruits brightened by red currant set up a smooth, jammy palate that doesn’t weigh too heavily. Peppery black fruit flavors are topped by toasty oak, while this expands on the finish with berry, spice and chocolate notes, with herbal hints coming in late.”– Editors’ Choice

Wine Spectator

Juicy and full of red currant and raspberry flavors that feature a lively blend of crushed green herbal notes. Dark chocolate and espresso accents on the finish.

Winemaker Notes

This Cabernet Franc is ruby red in color with soft violet tones. The nose has intense aromas and concentrated notes of cassis, ripe currants, and sweet spices including black pepper and cloves. His tenure provides integrated oak notes of cedar and vanilla. Fresh impact and excellent structure on the palate, reminiscent of ripe red fruits with hints of eucalyptus and tagged black pepper. This wine has an excellent balance and elegance with a well-structured, persistent finish.

Pair this Cabernet Franc with grilled game meats.