Share this wine
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,...
Wild yeast, max. temp. 82° F / 28º C for 15 days, with 25 days of maceration. Aged for 12 months in a 100 year old foudre.
- 91+ POINTS -
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, graphite and licorice, plus a touch of leather. Hints at the sweetness of the Los Paraísos Bonarda but in a more medicinal style, with dark berry and menthol flavors currently a bit musclebound. If the El Mirador is Cabernet-like, this is more Malbec in style. Quite folded in on itself today, finishing with serious but essentially suave tannins and a lingering note of bitter chocolate. This very backward wine offers considerable potential.See detailed press review