2015 Bodegas El Nido El Nido

Year: 2015
Appellation: Jumilla
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 16.0%
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"Following the style of the Clio from the same vintage, the 2015 El Nido is a powerful, ripe and concentrated blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 30% Monastrell aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 23 months. It's bottled with 16% alcohol, not a shy wine but not one that shows heat, as it keeps the balance in an XL way. It feels concentrated, powerful and young, but the oak is surprisingly more integrated than in the 2014. As it happens with many wines, this is not for everybody, as it has a marked style, but for those who like this profile, this could very well be the finest vintage of El Nido to date. It can be had with powerful food, but it should be better with a few years in bottle. 5,500 bottles were filled in September 2017.

The two current wines from the joint venture between the Gil family from Jumilla and Australian winemaker Chris Ringland are from the challenging 2014 vintage. However, the ones being released in the next few months, the 2015s, are from one of the best vintages in the region in recent times." (WA)

Winery Notes:
70% Cabernet Sauvignon 32 Year Old Vines, 30% Monastrell 67 Year Old Vines, hillside vineyard selection.

Estate bottled.

Tasting Notes:
Glass-staining purple. Explosive, alluring aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, pipe tobacco, licorice and vanilla bean. Lush and broad but juicy and firmly built, with suave candied dark fruit flavors accented by sexy floral and Asian spice qualities. Finishes with substantial breadth, impressively long, with echoing boysenberry and spice notes.

Food Pairing:
Paella, pasta, vegetables, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meats, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, and short or medium cheeses.