Aleanna Syrah-Viognier Mendoza El Enemigo 2018

Syrah/Shiraz from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
V 94
D 94
WA 92
TA 91
Item # 346582

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94 points Joaquín Hidalgo (Vinous): "The 2018 Syrah-Viognier El Enemigo is mostly Syrah with an 8% portion of Viognier from Gualtallary, Uco Valley and spent seven months aging in old foudres. Bright purple in hue, this Cote Rotie style Syrah offers diaphanous aromas of dark fruit, spices, blackberry, blueberry and pepper with hints of smoke and a whiff of something floral. The 2018 is relaxed but compact on the palate and has fine tannins that help structure the flow. It has a mild, juicy freshness that leaves the mouth full of flavor while a gentle touch of chalk brings texture. This is a surprisingly rewarding wine. Drink: 2021-2033. (Nov 2021)"

94 points Descorchados: "This blend of syrah and viognier, all from the El Enemigo Vineyards in Gualtallary in the north of the Uco Valley, has the expressiveness of the variety when grown in sunny climates. It offers herbal notes, ripe black fruits, and spices on a lush nose, and the palate shows the firm tannins of Gualtallary’s limestone soils. While the nose does not seem extravagant, the palate is austere, leaving the acidic tension and sharp tannins as central players in this red that still has a long way to go. Don't open it for at least a couple of years. (Dec 2021)"

92 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The peppery 2018 Syrah - Viognier is a co-fermentation with 8% Viognier in the style of Côte-Rôtie. This 2018 feels less expressive than the 2017 I tasted last time, with subtle and elegant aromas, contained ripeness and moderate alcohol and very good freshness. It feels quite primary and undeveloped, medium-bodied and fluid, with very fine tannins. 6,000 bottles produced. It was bottled after seven months in centenary oak foudres. Drink: 2021-2025. (Mar 2021)"

91 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13.5%) Ale Vigil’s tribute to Côte Rôtie is a co-fermentation of Syrah and 8% Viognier from a highaltitude site at 1,470 metres in Gualtallary. Smooth, spicy and scented, it has notes of thyme and lavender, a core of red cherry and raspberry fruit, supple tannins and a chalky, palate cleansing finish. 2022-2028. (Jun 2021)"
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94 points Joaquín Hidalgo (Vinous): "The 2018 Syrah-Viognier El Enemigo is mostly Syrah with an 8% portion of Viognier from Gualtallary, Uco Valley and spent seven months aging in old foudres. Bright purple in hue, this Cote Rotie style Syrah offers diaphanous aromas of dark fruit, spices, blackberry, blueberry and pepper with hints of smoke and a whiff of something floral. The 2018 is relaxed but compact on the palate and has fine tannins that help structure the flow. It has a mild, juicy freshness that leaves the mouth full of flavor while a gentle touch of chalk brings texture. This is a surprisingly rewarding wine. Drink: 2021-2033. (Nov 2021)"

94 points Descorchados: "This blend of syrah and viognier, all from the El Enemigo Vineyards in Gualtallary in the north of the Uco Valley, has the expressiveness of the variety when grown in sunny climates. It offers herbal notes, ripe black fruits, and spices on a lush nose, and the palate shows the firm tannins of Gualtallary’s limestone soils. While the nose does not seem extravagant, the palate is austere, leaving the acidic tension and sharp tannins as central players in this red that still has a long way to go. Don't open it for at least a couple of years. (Dec 2021)"

92 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The peppery 2018 Syrah - Viognier is a co-fermentation with 8% Viognier in the style of Côte-Rôtie. This 2018 feels less expressive than the 2017 I tasted last time, with subtle and elegant aromas, contained ripeness and moderate alcohol and very good freshness. It feels quite primary and undeveloped, medium-bodied and fluid, with very fine tannins. 6,000 bottles produced. It was bottled after seven months in centenary oak foudres. Drink: 2021-2025. (Mar 2021)"

91 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13.5%) Ale Vigil’s tribute to Côte Rôtie is a co-fermentation of Syrah and 8% Viognier from a highaltitude site at 1,470 metres in Gualtallary. Smooth, spicy and scented, it has notes of thyme and lavender, a core of red cherry and raspberry fruit, supple tannins and a chalky, palate cleansing finish. 2022-2028. (Jun 2021)"
Product SKU 346582
Producer Aleanna
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Syrah/Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 92% Syrah, 8% Viognier
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