Red Wine El Nido 2020
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Produced in the southeastern Spanish region of Jumilla, El Nido is the result of the joint venture between Juan Gil and Jorge Ordóñez, both staunch believers in the potential of the native varieties of the region.
The two companies were joined in their effort by the famed Australian winemaker Chris Ringland. Famed for its world-class wines from Barossa Valley, he brought his expertise in order to craft a top-notch wine.
This Spanish red wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon coming from 40 to 50-year-old vines, and 30% Monastrell, coming from almost centenary vineyards.
Harvested manually and brought to the cellar in little boxes, alcoholic fermentation and maceration took place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 25ºC.
After that, El Nido 2020 was transferred into new French and American oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 24 months.
This wine has a tremendous intensity and complexity, so we recommend that you decant this red wine from Jumilla at least 2 hours before you drink it.
The production of this Crianza red wine was below 5,000 bottles.
|Appearance||The red wine El Nido is deep purple with a violet-bluish hue at the rim.|
Intense, as one might expect, but with a surprising amount of intricacy and detail. Blackberries and boysenberries, remembrances of tree bark, violets and dry earth. There is also an immensely rich spicy background, with some smoky hints, a note of bitter cocoa, and a tip of Havanna cigars. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell is amazingly powerful and richly layered.
Smooth, fresh and imposingly deep, this wine of Bodegas El Nido is arguably a notch better than previous vintages. Fresh and compact, with exceptional acidity and luscious palate. Though it is undoubtedly a ripe and big-boned wine, oak is better integrated than ever, with fantastic balance and impressive focus. Long finish, with some toasted and spicy remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
The impressive El Nido 2020 proves that boldness can go hand in hand with elegance.
El Nido 2019:
Enterwine 95. Parker 94.
El Nido 2018:
El Nido 2017:
El Nido 2015:
Enterwine 95. Parker 95. Peñín 96.
El Nido 2013:
Parker 94 & Peñín 95.
El Nido 2012:
El Nido 2011:
El Nido 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Percentage of variety||Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Monastrell 30%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
We have stayed there for a visit since 1989 and still do, the last time in October 2021.
As I play a little guitar, I wrote an instrumental there in 2003, that was recorded in 2004, that I had named 'El Nido'... It's on YouTube, and if you want to have a listen, here's the link:
Later I found out that there was a bottle of wine named 'El Nido', and I had told her about that. A year later, during a visit, she suddenly showed up with a bottle, and we shared a great tasting wine.
It was, and still is, the best wine that I ever drank, and I will remember that moment for ever!
In 2017, when I became 70, I received a bottle for my birthday. We drank it, and for me it's still my number 1 all time wine!
Oh yeah, I do recommend it very much...