Bodegas El Nido

El Nido Jumilla Cabernet Sauvignon Monastrell

9.5325 ratings
9.451 pro ratings
Jumilla, Murcia, Spain
Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
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9.5

Dark, bright-rimmed purple. A powerfully scented, deeply complex bouquet evokes mineral-accented boysenberry, cherry preserve, licorice, exotic spice and vanilla aromas that expand slowly with air. Stains the palate with sweet, deeply concentrated black/blue fruit, spicecake, mocha and candied violet flavors that show a surprisingly graceful touch for their heft. Velvety, steadily mounting tannins lend gentle grip to a broad, smoky finish that hangs on with superb, spice-driven tenacity. (aged in new French and American oak barrels for two years) (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2019)

Dark, bright-rimmed purple. A powerfully scented, deeply complex bouquet evokes mineral-accented boysenberry, cherry preserve, licorice, exotic spice and vanilla aromas that expand slowly with air. Stains the palate with sweet, deeply concentrated black/blue fruit, spicecake, mocha and candied violet flavors that show a surprisingly graceful touch for their heft. Velvety, steadily mounting tannins lend gentle grip to a broad, smoky finish that hangs on with superb, spice-driven tenacity. (aged in new French and American oak barrels for two years) (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2019)

Jul 31st, 2019
Brent S

Enormous wine, but probably not worth the 3x premium over their lower-end El Nido Clio.

Enormous wine, but probably not worth the 3x premium over their lower-end El Nido Clio.

Mar 14th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

The vineyards are 76.8 acres of very old vaso trained Monatrell vines and 28.8 acres of 30 year old Cab Sauvignon. A blend of 70% Cab Sauvignon & 30% old vine Monastrell aged 2 years. Dark red with big berry flavors & complex spice. On the palate rich ripe cherry & blackberry flavors with sweet vanilla spice, well balanced with acidity. Tannins are approachable but the wine is still very young, lingering finish ending with oak notes, bigger than the ‘14. Still needs time, don’t be tempted but if you have a reason to drink something great, open a bottle, but if you wait this will be great! Tasting Sample.

The vineyards are 76.8 acres of very old vaso trained Monatrell vines and 28.8 acres of 30 year old Cab Sauvignon. A blend of 70% Cab Sauvignon & 30% old vine Monastrell aged 2 years. Dark red with big berry flavors & complex spice. On the palate rich ripe cherry & blackberry flavors with sweet vanilla spice, well balanced with acidity. Tannins are approachable but the wine is still very young, lingering finish ending with oak notes, bigger than the ‘14. Still needs time, don’t be tempted but if you have a reason to drink something great, open a bottle, but if you wait this will be great! Tasting Sample.

Jun 17th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

The result of the collaboration of the Gil Family & Chris Ringland, located in the Valle de La Aragona, inside Jumilla. Bblend of 70% Cab Sauvignon & 30% old vine Monastrell aged approximately 2 years. Dark red with big berry flavors & complex spice. On the palate rich ripe cherry & blackberry flavors with vanilla spice, well balanced with acidity. Tannins are soft but the wine is still very young, lingering finish ending with oak notes. Still needs time but if you have a reason to drink something great, open a bottle, Tasting Sample.

The result of the collaboration of the Gil Family & Chris Ringland, located in the Valle de La Aragona, inside Jumilla. Bblend of 70% Cab Sauvignon & 30% old vine Monastrell aged approximately 2 years. Dark red with big berry flavors & complex spice. On the palate rich ripe cherry & blackberry flavors with vanilla spice, well balanced with acidity. Tannins are soft but the wine is still very young, lingering finish ending with oak notes. Still needs time but if you have a reason to drink something great, open a bottle, Tasting Sample.

Jun 17th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

10

Wow! Entering the prime drinking plateau, this once severely wild wine nowadays show elegance and great balance. The oak and tannins are beautifully resolved, and the dark fruits perfectly aligned with its acidity and forceful minerals on the endless finish. Stunning showing! Thru 2025 at least.

Wow! Entering the prime drinking plateau, this once severely wild wine nowadays show elegance and great balance. The oak and tannins are beautifully resolved, and the dark fruits perfectly aligned with its acidity and forceful minerals on the endless finish. Stunning showing! Thru 2025 at least.

3 people found it helpfulSep 20th, 2014
Paul T- Huntington Beach

I Think this is the first time having this, great wine! Definitely getting more.

I Think this is the first time having this, great wine! Definitely getting more.

2 people found it helpfulAug 28th, 2017
Michael Horkay

Big opulent fat and juicy. The wine was more balanced than you would expect from something so high in alcohol. Rich does not do this wine justice. Black fruit dominate this wine but it offers an array of flavors.

Big opulent fat and juicy. The wine was more balanced than you would expect from something so high in alcohol. Rich does not do this wine justice. Black fruit dominate this wine but it offers an array of flavors.

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
Rob B
9.4

Was some time ago, but still to this day one of my favourite/ best reds I've had. My personal Top 3. Big and bold.

Was some time ago, but still to this day one of my favourite/ best reds I've had. My personal Top 3. Big and bold.

Feb 22nd, 2017
David L

Love it!

Love it!

Oct 21st, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.7

It sort of pushes everything wine related a bit further. 2012 vintage is simply stunning! Not built for everyone and "purists" should stay away.

It sort of pushes everything wine related a bit further. 2012 vintage is simply stunning! Not built for everyone and "purists" should stay away.

Jul 9th, 2016