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2017 Bodegas El Nido, El Nido, Jumilla

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“Big Boy "Clio," El Nido! ”

Clio's Big Brother!

By David Gettenberg

Few wines ignite as much excitement as a Clio or El Nido release.

Today's feature is the 2017 El Nido, Clio's big brother and the flagship bottling from Bodegas El Nido.

While Clio is a blend of mostly Mourvedre and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon, El Nido is the reverse: mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Mourvedre. Only the best fruit from the vineyards goes into El Nido.

If El Nido were from Napa Valley, it would easily sell for $250 per bottle.This is some of the best value Cabernet Sauvignon you will enjoy from any wine region.

The predominant Cabernet gives the wine a bit more structure than Clio and the Mourvedre maintains Clio’s hallmark silky finish. With dark blackberry, wild blueberry, cassis, spice and a hint of smoky wood, the wine has exotic aromatics.  Wonderfully textured, El Nido is big and rich, yet still maintains its seamless balance.  

If you’ve hesitated to pull the trigger on El Nido in the past, take advantage of this one-day special!

Perfect for barbecue season, the rich flavors and balanced structure will pair nicely with nearly anything you can create on the grill. 

Enjoy!

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Press & Tasting Notes
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“A ripe, powerful and heady Mediterranean red with generous oak.”

Wine Advocate • 95 / 100

"The 2017 El Nido was produced with a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and matured in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 23 months. This regularly hits the scale at 16% alcohol; it’s a ripe, powerful and heady Mediterranean red with generous oak produced in a very specific style that will not please everyone. This is heady and ripe, super powerful with concentration and clout, but in balance. As with the Clio, I feel the integration of the oak is better than ever. Don’t get me wrong, this is still generously oaked and ripe. I often describe this as an XXL red but with balance. This has all the ingredients and balance to develop nicely and for a long time in bottle. It has to be one of the finest vintages for El Nido, more Mediterranean than the 2016."

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More Information
  • Producer: Bodegas El Nido
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Jumilla
  • Subregion: Others
  • Varietal: Cabernet Blend
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W01078-4