Bodegas El Nido "El Nido" 2014

Tasting Notes

"92 POINTS - The 2014 El Nido is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon from 35-year-old vines and the rest Monastrell from ancient vines fermented in the same way as Clio, starting in open-top, 4,500-liter stainless steel tanks with neutral yeasts and finishing in brand-new French and American oak barrels, where it also goes through malolactic. Aging in those new barrels lasted for almost two years. This is always quite ripe, and the Cabernet never shows any pyrazines or herbal aromas; there are plums, blackberries and a balsamic touch. This is full-bodied, powerful, concentrated and generously oaked. This is in line with the same vintage of Clio and has the same differences with the 2015 vintage, which feels a lot more balanced." - The Wine Advocate, Luis Gutiérrez

 

Bodegas El Nido is a collaboration of the Gil Family and Australian enologist Chris Ringland.  The Monastrell vineyards are very old and planted ina deep layer of chalky stones over sandy soil. The Cabernet vineyards are 30 years old and planted in chalky soil over layers of sand and clay.  The wine spends 24 months in new French and American oak.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Indian Food, Red Meat, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce

Color:
Red
Origin:
Spain, Jumilla
Grape Varietal:
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Monastrell/Mourvedre
Price:
$132.00 each
  bottle(s)