2007 Bodegas El Nido "El Nido" Jumilla
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Its stable-mate, the 2007 El Nido, is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell from the same vineyard sites and it received the same elevage. It, too, has a splendid, nearly ethereal perfume, a full-bodied, voluptuous personality, and unrestrained power. It is a bit more structured than the Clio bottling and will offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2025, perhaps longer although these wines have no track record of longevity. (JM)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Glass-staining ruby. High-pitched, complex aromas of raspberry, blackberry, minerals, smoked meat and spices, plus a hint of gingerbread. Rich, round and very sweet; packed with black and blue fruit preserve, Asian spice, candied violet and mineral flavors. Velvety tannins add support to the expansive, palate-saturating fruit flavors. The floral and spice notes come on strong on the finish, which is strikingly fresh and very long. Offers a great combination of depth and vivacity.
Black currant, espresso, anise and mineral flavors are dark and expressive in this powerful red. Structured, balanced and focused, in the modern style, with a fresh, long finish. Drink now through 2017.
This Cabernet-Monastrell blend tips the scales at 15.5% and asks you straight out: how big do you like your red wines? It is smoky, sultry and massive, with spicy boysenberry aromas, a deep, syrupy palate and plodding flavors of molasses, roasted berry, cedar plank and herbs. Bullish but drinkble now and over the next few years; probably not one for the cellar.
This is a highly collectible wine, with scores from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate typically coming in in the 97- to 99-point range. 70% Cabernet, 30% Monastrell. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)