Aleanna Malbec Mendoza El Enemigo 2018

Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
V 93
TA 93
WA 93
Item # 703686

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$21.95

750ml
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93 points Joaquín Hidalgo (Vinous): "The 2018 Malbec El Enemigo has an 8% portion of Cabernet Franc, both from Gualtallary in the Uco Valley, from vineyards planted in calcium rich soils and aged for 15 months in old foudres. The complex nose offers plum and a hint of ash primarily along with subtle, expansive twists of lavender and violet. In the mouth, the wine is structured around the freshness with a skinny flow for the variety and gently grippy tannins that make it agile and flavorful. Delicate and compact, the juicy freshness keeps the fruity flavors present. Drink: 2021-2023. (Nov 2021)"

93 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Ale Vigil loves blending Malbec and Cabernet Franc and does it as well as anyone in Argentina. This is a 92/8 cuvée from vines at 1,470 metres in Gualtallary. Focused, fresh and racy, with some tobacco leaf and white pepper spice, blackberry and black cherry flavours and the understated wood that’s a feature of the El Enemigo style. 2022-2028. (2021)"

93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$25 list] The 2018 Malbec has some 8% Cabernet Franc in the blend, and it has only 13.5% alcohol while retaining very good acidity. The grapes were sourced from Gualtallary and were co-fermented. It's a serious, subtle and mineral Malbec, with some austerity and shy varietal aromas of violets and wild herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with terrific texture and very clean and focused flavors, and it has the chalky texture from the limestone-rich soils. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019 after 12 months in ancient oak foudres. Drink: 2021-2025. (Mar 2021)"
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93 points Joaquín Hidalgo (Vinous): "The 2018 Malbec El Enemigo has an 8% portion of Cabernet Franc, both from Gualtallary in the Uco Valley, from vineyards planted in calcium rich soils and aged for 15 months in old foudres. The complex nose offers plum and a hint of ash primarily along with subtle, expansive twists of lavender and violet. In the mouth, the wine is structured around the freshness with a skinny flow for the variety and gently grippy tannins that make it agile and flavorful. Delicate and compact, the juicy freshness keeps the fruity flavors present. Drink: 2021-2023. (Nov 2021)"

93 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Ale Vigil loves blending Malbec and Cabernet Franc and does it as well as anyone in Argentina. This is a 92/8 cuvée from vines at 1,470 metres in Gualtallary. Focused, fresh and racy, with some tobacco leaf and white pepper spice, blackberry and black cherry flavours and the understated wood that’s a feature of the El Enemigo style. 2022-2028. (2021)"

93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$25 list] The 2018 Malbec has some 8% Cabernet Franc in the blend, and it has only 13.5% alcohol while retaining very good acidity. The grapes were sourced from Gualtallary and were co-fermented. It's a serious, subtle and mineral Malbec, with some austerity and shy varietal aromas of violets and wild herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with terrific texture and very clean and focused flavors, and it has the chalky texture from the limestone-rich soils. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019 after 12 months in ancient oak foudres. Drink: 2021-2025. (Mar 2021)"
Product SKU 703686
Producer Aleanna
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Malbec
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
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