Gran Enemigo Gualtallary is a single-vineyard wine sourced from grapes grown at an elevation of 1,470 meters above sea level. It is a remarkable red is crafted from a blend of 85% Cabernet Franc (sourced from calcareous and rocky soil), and 15% Malbec (from calcareous, deep-calcareous, and rocky soil). The harvesting process involved five passes over a span of one and a half months to ensure the selection of the finest grapes. The fermentation took place in barrels with 40% whole bunch. Following these meticulous processes, the wine was aged for 15 months in century-old foudres.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate (100 points) - 'The incredibly subtle, elegant and austere 2019 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard reminds me of a great vintage of Lafleur, my favorite Bordeaux, as this is one of the finest vintages for this single-vineyard blend of Cabernet Franc with some 15% Malbec. It develops very slowly in the glass and shows layers and layers of aromas but all in a very subtle way. It also reminds me of the fabulous 2013 that I rated 100 points in 2018, and there has not been such a perfect vintage since then. It has great balance and a silky mouthfeel, with refined, elegant tannins and a long, dry finish with a chalky and salty sensation and no room for sweetness; it's more about herbs, flowers and rocks than anything else'.
James Suckling (100 points) - 'A complex, restrained and deliciously austere cabernet franc with damp earth, oyster shells, blueberries, thyme, rosemary and mushrooms. Super serious and chalky on the palate with lots of dissolved, minerally-textured tannins. Very long and uncompromising! An incredible cabernet franc from Gualtallary by Alejandro Vigil. Extremely pure, mineral and seductive. A fabulous cabernet franc that grows on the palate with remarkable tension and texture. I’d want to drink a bottle now even it can hold extremely well'.
Grape(s): Cabernet Franc, Malbec