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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer EL ENEMIGO
The actual name of this grape is Douce Noir which originated in Savoie France is called Bonarda in Argentina. It has nothing to do with true Italian Bonarda. It’s juicy, fruity and usually low in tannin producing crowd-pleaser ready to drink reds. This 2019 has a deep intense purple colour,.The very attractive nose is slightly spicy, cedary and slightly mocha-chocolate-tinged with intense, ripe, plummy-cassis fruit. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured and harmonious, the fairly spicy, intense, ripe plum-cherry-cassis flavours are followed up by a lingering, harmonious, lifted finish. Delicious and ready to drink, this Bonarda was unfiltered (after being fermented and aged in large 100-year-old foudres) and has 13.5% alcohol and under 4 g/L residual sugar with bottling number 2-23165 on the back label. CSPC 17286
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country Argentina
Rating ***(90 points)
Spicy, Ripe, Harmonious, Plum-Cassis
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Los Paraísos sits on an old river bed in Rivadavia and has a mixture of clay and gravel soils. Denser and darker than many Bonardas, with blackberry and damson fruit flavours, fine tannins, some whole bunch texture and spices and top notes of pine and laurel. Drink date: 2023-2028. Score - 94 (timatkin.com, Argentina Special Report 2022) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 7, 2023
Cases bought 200 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Not Presented   * Below Average   *+ OK   ** Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding ***+ Exceptional

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