2016 Bodega Aleanna 'El Enemigo' Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
2016 Bodega Aleanna 'El Enemigo' Chardonnay
  • JS 98
  • WA 94
  • VN 91

Reg: $28.94

$23.94

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Reg: $28.94

$23.94

This product is
out of stock

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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, February 2018
This is really amazing with an exotic dried-fruit character of pineapple and mangoes. Full-bodied, rich and fruity with cream, pie-crust and caramel character. Crazy chardonnay with a little Jura style and some flor...   This is really amazing with an exotic dried-fruit character of pineapple and mangoes. Full-bodied, rich and fruity with cream, pie-crust and caramel character. Crazy chardonnay with a little Jura style and some flor undertones. It really does have flor in the barrel when aging. Love. Get it. Drink now.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
With an even darker, more intense golden color but fresher aromas and flavors compared to the 2015 vintage, the 2016 El Enemigo Chardonnay has more noticeable notes of curry and nuts, with higher acidity, which gives it...   With an even darker, more intense golden color but fresher aromas and flavors compared to the 2015 vintage, the 2016 El Enemigo Chardonnay has more noticeable notes of curry and nuts, with higher acidity, which gives it somewhat of a Jura character. It has 13.5% alcohol and 7.4 grams of acidity (in tartaric), so, very healthy natural parameters. It had a longer élevage sous voile, up to 13 months, so that probably explains why the yeasty and spicy character is more marked here than in the 2015. Winemaker Alejandro Vigil likes it like this, but he doesn't want more of the flor character, as it's not supposed to be a flor wine. Superb! It will be very interesting to see how this wine ages in bottle. 14,000 bottles were filled in September 2017. - LG  
VN 91
Vinous, July 2018
(13.5% alcohol, with a pH of 3.1 and 7.4 g/l acidity; from vines on rocky, calcareous soil at an altitude of 1,400 to 1,500 meters; aged in 35% new oak; partial malolactic fermentation): Yellow with a gold tinge. Knockout...   (13.5% alcohol, with a pH of 3.1 and 7.4 g/l acidity; from vines on rocky, calcareous soil at an altitude of 1,400 to 1,500 meters; aged in 35% new oak; partial malolactic fermentation): Yellow with a gold tinge. Knockout nose combines fresh peach, orange zest, flowers and wild herbs. Juicy, pure and intense; a bit less saline than the 2015 version but boasts firm stone fruit, spice and mineral flavors and more energy. Not especially phenolic but possesses serious backbone for Argentine Chardonnay. Still holding a lot in reserve, this wine should expand with more time in bottle. -- Stephen Tanzer  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML