93 points Tim Atkin, MW: "The El Enemigo Malbec contains 10% Cabernet Franc - Ale Vigil is a master at blending the two varieties - and all comes from bony soils in Gualtallary in the upper part of the Uco Valley. Fermented with 50% whole bunches, this is all about fruit and flavour rather than wood, with real zip, freshness and vibrancy, chalky minerality and fine-grained tannins. 2021-25. (2020)"
92+ points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$25 list] The 2017 El Enemigo Malbec has 10% Cabernet Franc and fermented with 50% full clusters and indigenous yeasts, then matured in oak foudres for 15 months. The oak is perfectly integrated into the fruit, and the wine comes through as floral and fruit-driven, elegant, with moderate ripeness, focused and clean flavors and very round tannins. It's long and tasty. Drink: 2019-2023. (Oct 2019)"
92 points James Suckling: "Love the blackberry, flower and orange-peel character. Medium body, creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. This is real malbec. Total whole-berry fermentation gives this freshness and brightness. Tension to the very friendly fruit at the end. Drink now. (4/2/20)"
|Blend||90% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc|