Product DescriptionJames Suckling Review
A perfumed and beautiful wine with blueberry, plum and nuts. Full body, silky tannins and a minerally finish. A wine that shows the potential of cabernet franc. Think Chinon here. Drink now.
Wine Advocate Review
The 2011 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc is a little bit of the reverse blend of the Malbec, as it packs 92% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec also from Gualtallary in Tupungato in the Uco Valley. However, this is sourced from plots planted with 10,000 plants per hectare on schist soils. Very little SO2 was used in the production of this wine. It has some notes of black fruit and violets, but remains closed, austere, lineal and straight with very high acidity. It is very much about the soil, not much about the fruit, but its youth is revealed in the notes of the elevage that are still there: that is cedar wood, peat and graphite. Summarizing, this is an austere, serious, long, tight red that has great potential to age. Drink 2015-2020.
VinoUS Media Review
Bright, dark red-ruby. Pure, scented nose combines blackberry, licorice, violet and brown spices. Fine-grained and rich but a bit youthfully imploded, communicating an impression of inner-mouth energy and subtle perfume. Finishes with a serious spine of tannins and a sneaky whiplash of fruits and flowers. Terrific Cabernet Franc lift here. Drink 2018 - 2026. (Stephen Tanzer)
Wine Enthusiast Review
Ripe berry, cassis and grilled meat aromas presage a fresh, zesty palate with free-flowing acidity that pumps up cherry, red plum, cassis and loamy earth flavors. It stays fruity, stout and smooth on the finish. The wine is ripe and fully representative of Mendoza and winemaker Alejandro's Vigil's style.
Wine Spectator Review
Ripe, rich and well-crafted, with a meaty note to the open-textured flavors of dark plum, blackberry and dark chocolate. Very lush midpalate, with plenty of vanilla and spice accents. Finishes with hints of chocolate mousse and cedar. Drink now through 2019.
Wine Tasting Notes
This Cabernet Franc is ruby red in color with soft violet tones. The nose has intense aromas and concentrated notes of cassis, ripe currants, and sweet spices including black pepper and cloves. His tenure provides integrated oak notes of cedar and vanilla. Fresh impact and excellent structure on the palate, reminiscent of ripe red fruits with hints of eucalyptus and tagged black pepper. This wine has an excellent balance and elegance with a well-structured, persistent finish.
92% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec