Gil Family Estates El Nido 201

$399.00 inc. GST

95+/100 – Robert Parker
97/100 – Guia Peñin
99/100 – Robert Parker (2005 vintage)

“The 2017 El Nido was produced with a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and matured in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 23 months. This regularly hits the scale at 16% alcohol; it’s a ripe, powerful and heady Mediterranean red with generous oak produced in a very specific style that will not please everyone. This is heady and ripe, super powerful with concentration and clout, but in balance. As with the Clio, I feel the integration of the oak is better than ever. Don’t get me wrong, this is still generously oaked and ripe. I often describe this as an XXL red but with balance. This has all the ingredients and balance to develop nicely and for a long time in bottle. It has to be one of the finest vintages for El Nido, more Mediterranean than the 2016. 5,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2019. Drink 2022-2030.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Tasting Note: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Monastrell, aged 24 months in French and American oak. Glass-staining purple color. Explosive, alluring scents of blueberry, boysenberry, pipe tobacco, licorice and vanilla bean. Lush and broad but juicy and firmly built. Suave candied dark fruit flavors accented by floral and Asian spice qualities. Finished broad, juicy and impressively long, with echoing boysenberry and spice notes. The vineyards of Bodegas El Nido include 12Ha (29.7 acres) of Cabernet Sauvignon and 32Ha (79 acres) of very old Monastrell, with a very low yield. The grapes are harvested in small baskets to prevent bruising, and only the best bunches are selected.

Alcohol: 16.0%

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell (Mourvèdre) blend

Region: Jumilla, Spain

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