Robert Parker 93+
The 2020 Gran Enemigo Torrontes is the second vintage of the white produced with the only grape native to Argentina. It comes from a slightly warmer year, and the wine is mellower, despite having similar parameters of alcohol (12.5%) and freshness. It’s quite shy and not as aromatic as one might expect from the grape. The grapes are from good yields and picked ripe, then fermented at high temperature. They achieve this profile without having to resource to harvesting early. The result is pretty amazing: a very pure, precise and elegant wine. It’s a new style for Torrontes, and it’s different from anything I have ever seen before. They select the grapes that have not been exposed to the sun, and the combination with limestone soils gives this an amazing finish. They produced some 16,000 bottles. They are slowly growing and might double that volume with time.
James Suckling 94
Perfumed, but not too flashy for a torrontes. Lemongrass, peaches and white blossoms. Dry and quite serious with lovely phenolic drive. Nice, supportive chewiness adds some gravity to this perfumed white. Still pretty gastronomic. Drink now.