2005 Nido - El Nido 750ml

Spain - Murcia - Jumilla/ Red / Cabernet Sauvignon   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

($137) 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, boysenberry, candied licorice, cinnamon and vanilla. Impressively fresh for such flavor impact, thanks to gentle tannins and vibrant finishing minerality. A lingering, subtle strawberry quality underscores this wine's impression of elegance over brute force. (Fine Estates from Spain, Dedham, MA)

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 134

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

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 2030. The winemaking at the El Nido project is overseen by renowned Australian vigneron Chris Ringland. After a meticulous selection process, the grapes are basket pressed and fermented in oak. Malolactic fermentation occurs in new French and American oak where the wine remains for 26 months.

Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Author: Jay Miller
Issue: 175

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Muscular, intense and distinctive. Blueberry and blackberry flavors are jammy yet maintain focus, accented by mineral, espresso, game and tar notes that create depth and harmony. This is rich in texture and firm in structure, with a long, fresh, sweet, floral finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell. 283 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008-2014
Author: Thomas Matthews
Issue: Web

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 99
Author: coffeemuse
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/24/2013
Fully drinkable now, extra long finish. Great integration.

Rating: 97
Author: SingKevin
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 09/09/2011
A spanish wine that simply must be tried. Beautiful fruit, perfect structure and an amazing finish.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 95
Author: MSA1960
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/12/2011

1 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 95
Author: Dan McD
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 10/25/2010
wow. superb and complex cab. highly recommend. did not decant and worked out well.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 94
Author: TMac
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/26/2009
Tasted at our wine tasting. Nose was deep yet not overwhelming. Had strong scents of chocolate/mocha, blueberrys, and fresh cut flowers (?). Taste was a blast of blueberry liqueur, more chocolate, and stone flavors similar to a riesling. The tannins I don't think had fully integrated and I got the impression this might need several more years before it really struts its stuff.

2 of 2 people found this review useful.


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