Aleanna Malbec Mendoza El Enemigo 2017

Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
V 94
TA 93
WA 92
JS 92
13.5% ABV
Item # 703111

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750ml
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94 points Joaquín Hidalgo (Vinous): "Made with grapes from Gualtallary and aged for 15 months in old foudres, this Malbec, mixed with 10% Cabernet Franc, is proof of the beauty of the combination: the Franc lends the Malbec greater discipline and depth. Bright purple in the glass. The nose offers fresh cherries and plums with aromas of thyme. Gentle in the mouth, delivering fine, subtle tannins that lend framework, all with a genial freshness that brings the flavors to life and pleasantly stretches out the slightly taut palate. A delicious wine. Drink: 2020-2032. (Oct 2020)"

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)"
94 points Joaquín Hidalgo (Vinous): "Made with grapes from Gualtallary and aged for 15 months in old foudres, this Malbec, mixed with 10% Cabernet Franc, is proof of the beauty of the combination: the Franc lends the Malbec greater discipline and depth. Bright purple in the glass. The nose offers fresh cherries and plums with aromas of thyme. Gentle in the mouth, delivering fine, subtle tannins that lend framework, all with a genial freshness that brings the flavors to life and pleasantly stretches out the slightly taut palate. A delicious wine. Drink: 2020-2032. (Oct 2020)"

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)"
Product SKU 703111
Producer Aleanna
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Malbec
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 90% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc
ABV 13.5%
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