2017 Bodega Aleanna El Enemigo Chardonnay

Year: 2017
Appellation: Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 98
Tim Atkin: 95
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$18.95

JAMES SUCKLING TOP 100 WINES OF 2019: #21

"Bright yellow. Very ripe apricot and peach aromas are lifted by a floral element and some sexy oak. Tactile, dry and fully ripe, with its stone fruit and floral flavors energized by harmonious acidity. Broad, sophisticated Chardonnay with a lovely savory umami quality and captivating floral lift. Winemaker Alejandro Vigil puts 20% Chardonnay from older vintages in the bottom of each 500-liter barrel and ages this wine under a layer of flor, which I find partly masks the wine's acidity, at least in the early going. Today I don't find the thrust for an even higher score." (VM)

"A tight and beautiful white with a dense palate of beautiful, ripe lemons and apples. Layered and refined with phenolic tension. Complex yeast and hints of oak and flor. Full body. Great length. 80 per cent flor-growth in barrel. Drink now." (JS)

"Jura was the influence and inspiration for this stunning Chardonnay, aged under flor. Leesy, racy, saline and yeasty, with a core of acidity, subtle oak and a long, tapering finish. A boundary-pushing white for Argentina. (Best Chardonnays of the Year) -- 05/01/2019" (Tim Atkin, Decanter)