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El Nido 2016

$114.99 1 Bottle (750ML) |
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    Parker : 95 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The eponymous 2016 El Nido is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon with 30% Monastrell, the reverse percentages of Clio. The vinification and élevage are the same: it starts in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and finishes in French and American oak barriques, where the wine matured for some 23 months. I was quite pleasantly surprised by this 2016, as I expected a weaker wine that would show the élevage more, but I found a juicy palate and the oak was quite integrated. The tannins are fine-grained, and the palate reveals flavors of sweet spices and dark chocolate. This is not that far from the 2015. I tasted from two bottles--one just opened and one that had been uncorked 24 hours before--and the wine showed better after 24 hours, which gave me an idea about how the wine can (slowly) evolve in bottle. And you can decant it in advance if you want to drink it now. 5,500 bottles were filled in September 2018.
    MurciaJumilla
    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Monastrell

    Dessert wine
    No

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    96

    Wine Spectator
    91

    Country
    Spain

    Wine certification
    DO

    Region
    Murcia

    Appellation
    Jumilla

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Bodegas El Nido

    Parker
    95

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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