Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2015 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2015

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Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2015 750ml


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El Nido is a crown jewel of Spanish wines and is owned by the quality-driven Juan Gil family, who brought the Jumilla region into the spotlight. The first steps of this winery began to bear fruit in late 2001 as a result of the partnership between the Gil family and Chris Ringland, one of Australia's best winemakers. The first harvest sold was the 2002 vintage under the brands of El Nido and Clio.  The grapes for El Nido are picked from 30 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and 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.  The final blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon which spends 24 months in French and American new oak barrels.
Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Jumilla
Brand Bodegas El Nido
Alcohol/vol 15.5%
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Wine AdvocateFollowing 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.

Luis Gutierrez, December 29, 2017
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Wine SpectatorThis bold, modern-style red is powerful yet remains balanced, offering currant and blackberry flavors that mingle with espresso, black pepper and mineral notes. The polished texture is supported by full but well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell. Drink now through 2025. 450 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, October 15, 2018
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James SucklingUltra-rich dark plum fruits, grilled nuts and chocolate panforte. The palate is ripened to the outer limits in an ultra soft, silky style where velvety tannins carry mocha, currants and rich blackberry flavors long and smooth.