(2005 Vintage) "Opaque violet. Seductively perfumed bouquet of red and dark berry liqueur, graphite, Asian spices and incense. This saturates every nook and cranny of the palate with flavors of sweet raspberry, boys...
Had it with Charles--He sussed it quickly and gave it a 96 or 97...... voluptuous, lingering finish, the taste is everywhere on the palate. Beautiful fruit. Super smooth after 4 hours decanted and aerated. Almost perfect... 8th August 2010.
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/23/2015
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) "The 2006 El Nido is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell aged for 26 months in new oak. Aromas of wild blueberry and black currant are room-filling. Dense, layered, and totally hedonistic, it has serous depth and concentration, impeccable balance, and a 60-second finish. A bit more structured than Clio, it will have a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2026.""Opaque purple. Pungent aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, sandalwood, patchouli and minerals, with a smoky overtone. Thick dark...
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) "The 2005 El Nido is a selection of the best grapes from the same vineyards. Opaque purple-colored, it has even better perfume than Clio. Already complex, it offers up a toasty aromatic array of violet, lavender, espresso, chocolate, blueberry compote, and blackberry liqueur. Smooth-textured and dense, the wine is rich and mouth-filling. It has a decade of aging potential at the least but is so juicy now that it would pair well with a 60-day dry-aged rib eye. It will show best between 2015 and 20...
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/06