2017 Bodegas Aleanna 'El Enemigo' Malbec Mendoza

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Rich and concentrated, with a focus on cherry, balsamic and floral character. Hot stone accents the pure red-fruit flavors in this clean, elegant Malbec. Soft tannins and emerging details of underbrush make for a delectable, lengthy finish. Excellent from the moment it arrives.

Varietal:
Malbec
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
Matured in oak
Appellation:
Mendoza
Total Varietal Composition %:
89% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
13.5%
SKU #:
1044349
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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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.

WA92

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.

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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.

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Wine Spectator

Fruity, toasty; raspberry, baked cherry, red currant, hot stone, underbrush.