(From 2006 Vintage) This red is jam packed with blackberry, black cherry, plum, blueberry, creme de cassis, tobacco, leather, minerals and oak. Powerful, yet refined and well-balanced.
Wine Advocate(From 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(From 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(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
Wine Spectator(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/06