The 2011 El Gran Enemigo is a blend of some 65% Cabernet Franc with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Malbec from Gualtallary in the Uco Valley. The result is quite Bordelais, in a Vieux Château Certan or Lafleur style that is quite spicy and fresh. The nose has lots of cracked peppercorns, a touch of raspberry leaf and then something earthy akin to graphite and pencil lead. Serious, balanced and extremely fresh on the palate, it has a ray of acidity that crosses the core of the wine and adds electricity. The tannins are very fine ant there is clear minerality. The destemmed grapes are fermented and matured in different-sized oak vats where the wine also ages for around 18 months. Very fairly priced for the quality it delivers. 4,000 bottles produced.