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)"
|Blend||92% Syrah, 8% Viognier|