El Enemigo Malbec (Catena Zapata)
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, perhaps better than 2013 and
2015. But the great vintage there is supposed to be 2016... 50,000 bottles produced.