(From 2011 Vintage) 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.
(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.
Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/23/2015
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