2017 Bodega Aleanna Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard

Cabernet Franc - 750ML
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WA 98 JS 97 VN 95
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

The 2017 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard didn't show any heat or excess ripeness from a warm and dry year. On the contrary, it's austere and has citrus acidity, with great freshness and minerality. The palate is...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, March 2021

Pretty aromas of plum, blueberry, rose hip, lavender, sandalwood and oyster shell. It’s medium-to full-bodied with silky, seamless tannins. So pure and elegant with gorgeous layers of cool blue fruit. Saline and coffee...
VN 95

Vinous, November 2021

The 2017 Cabernet Franc Gran Enemigo Single Vineyard Gualtallary has a 15% dash of Malbec from Gualtallary, Uco Valley and was 30% fermented in whole bunches before aging for 15 months in barrels and foudres. A rich...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Sub-region Tupungato
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2017 Bodega Aleanna Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc, a red wine from the renowned Mendoza region of Argentina. This wine is a true testament to the artistry and dedication of the Bodega Aleanna winery, known for their commitment to producing exceptional wines that embody the unique characteristics of their terroir.

In the glass, this wine displays a deep, rich red color that immediately captivates the eye. The nose is greeted with a symphony of elegant aromas, including ripe plum, luscious blueberry, delicate rose hip, fragrant lavender, and a subtle hint of sandalwood. As the wine breathes, notes of oyster shell and a touch of coffee emerge, adding depth and complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2017 Bodega Aleanna Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc reveals its true brilliance. Medium to full-bodied, it caresses the palate with silky, seamless tannins that create a luxurious mouthfeel. The cool blue fruit flavors take center stage, offering layers of pure, concentrated fruitiness that dance harmoniously on the tongue. The wine exhibits a remarkable saline quality, enhancing its overall freshness and adding a unique dimension to the flavor profile.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points, praising its purity and elegance. He described it as having "gorgeous layers of cool blue fruit" and highlighted the seamless integration of tannins. Vinous, another respected publication, awarded it 95 points and commended its intensity and freshness, stating that it represents the very definition of power and flavor shaped by the terroir.

The 2017 Bodega Aleanna Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc is a wine that demands attention and admiration. With its impeccable balance, vibrant acidity, and a finish that seems to linger indefinitely, this wine will undoubtedly reward those who choose to drink it now or cellar it for further development. Indulge in this masterpiece from Bodega Aleanna and experience the true essence of Argentine winemaking at its finest.