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2014 EL ENEMIGO Malbec

EL ENEMIGO Malbec 2014

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  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Dénomination origine (DOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Mendoza
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Lujan de Cuyo
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Malbec 93 %
    Petit Verdot 7 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • About this winery

    El Enemigo, “the enemy”. The struggle that most defines us in our lives is the one that we wage with our selves. We are all our own worst enemies. This is the credo behind the name on the label. The wines of El Enemigo are enigmatic, charismatic, and verging on iconoclastic. In that way the wines reflect their maker, Alejandro Vigil, an almost Picasso-like personality. “Ale”, as he is known, is the head winemaker at the iconic Bodega Catena Zapata, but he has many loves. He consults,...

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  • Tasting notes

    This full-bodied wine is rich with flavours of black fruits with hints of blackberries, cherries, spice, and floral notes. Rich and concentrated with an almost never-ending finish.

  • Winemaking notes

    This full-bodied wine is rich with flavours of black fruits with hints of blackberries, cherries, spice, and floral notes. Rich and concentrated with an almost never-ending finish.

Press reviews

  • - 94 Points -

    May 2017

    This Gualtallary Malbec is co-fermented with 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot and aged in older, larger oak. It’s a sappy, textured, grassy blend with the brightness and perfume that define the style at Bodega Aleanna and tangy acidity.

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  • - 92 Points -

    Luis Gutiérrez, December 2016

    The 2014 El Enemigo Malbec is mostly Malbec, with some 15% of Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary, harvested from three different plots of vines over four different points in time—depending on the composition of the soil. The earlier grapes fermented with full clusters and the later ones were destemmed and crushed. It has a subtle, elegant nose with perfect ripeness, not showing the heat of the year, with the Cabernet Franc providing some sharper tannins. It's very clean and focused, developing a note of graphite as it sat in the glass. It feels like 2014 was really a good vintage for high altitude parts of the Valle de Uco...

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  • - 90 Points -

    June 2017

    A soft and salty red with plum and berry character. Medium body, round texture and a flavorful finish. 

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