2015 Bodegas El Nido El NidoBlend from Spain
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"The grapes for this wine are made from 12 Ha -29.65 acres- of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and 32 Ha -79 acres- of very old Monastrell, with a very low yield. The grapes are ...
- 95 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Following the style of the Clio from the same vintage, the 2015 El Nido is a powerful, ripe and concentrated blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 30% Monastrell aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 23 months. It's bottled with 16% alcohol, not a shy wine but not one that shows heat, as it keeps the balance in an XL way. It feels concentrated, powerful and young, but the oak is surprisingly more integrated than in the 2014. As it happens with many wines, this is not for everybody, as it has a marked style, but for those who like this profile, this could very well be the finest vintage of El Nido to date. It can be had with powerful food, but it should be better with a few years in bottle. 5,500 bottles were filled in September 2017."
"The grapes for this wine are made from 12 Ha -29.65 acres- of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and 32 Ha -79 acres- of very old Monastrell, with a very low yield. The grapes are harvested with small baskets to prevent bruising. The bunches are brought to triage tables where the best ones are selected. It spends 24 months in French and American new oak barrels where it gets a very typical complexity." -Winery
95 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke and toast|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint|