(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...
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Opaque purple. Pungent aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, sandalwood, patchouli and minerals, with a smoky overtone. Thick dark berry flavors are leavened by a zesty mineral quality and complicated by violet pastille, black tea and vanilla. Extremely alluring wine with strong finishing sweetness and spicy persistence. This refuses to let go of the palate yet manages to come off as graceful rather than overbearing.
International Wine Cellar(2002 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 122, September/October 2005 ($135; a 70/30 blend of cabernet sauvignon and old-vines monastrell; like the Clio, this is aged 26 months in new French and American barrels) Full ruby-red. Primary yet already highly aromatic nose of crushed cassis, black cherry, redcurrant and licorice, lifted by a floral nuance. Sweet, layered and silky, with a compelling perfume to its redcurrant and floral flavors. Offers an...
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05