Perfectly paired with Erik’s hickory smoked ribeye. Clean finish with garnacha bold richness. Balanced and uncomplicated in an impressive fashion. Perfectly centred as it is geographically en España. — 3 days ago
Mouvedre! Yum! — 9 days ago
Wine night with Amy. First bonfire of the season. 3.23.19 — a month ago
Paired with pizza. 2014. Bit of a bite but pepperoni balances it. — 20 days ago
The 2016 Bodegas El Nido ‘Clio’ is another impressive release from this storied Jumilla estate. The bouquet evokes intense dark fruits aromas with roasted dates, chocolate covered espresso bean and hints of tar. There is a wonderful freshness to this highly viscous wine, as layered dark fruits with silky tannins line the palate. Not for the weary, this decadent new ‘Clio’ is marvelous in its youth but will continue to evolve well for a decade or more. Drink 2019-2031- 93 — 4 hours ago
This one needs to breathe. It’s tight out of the bottle but opens up beautifully, lots of dark fruit, long finish, well-structured tannins through the mid-palate. I also love Moorish-inspired label. Makes me feel like I’m back in Sevilla. — 13 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Pronounce nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, mocha, vegetables, leather and peppercorn.
Long spicy finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
A beautiful Monastrell blend from the house of Juan Gil. Showing nice complexity and balance with a great mouthfeel. Big bold and grippy.
Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.
I love anything Gil makes, and this is a delicious example.
Still young and could use a few more years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely.
I paired it with Brie cheese, almonds and crackers.
A blend of 60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. Aged separately for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
16.5% alcohol by volume (watch out)
$32. — 11 days ago
This is great, wonderful Spanish blend which would be hard to distinguish in a high end Napa Cabernet line up. Not much to say except this is young but really enjoyable, great nose and depth of flavours on the palate. Highly recommended, give this a try. — 13 days ago