Wine Advocate 95 points - The 2005 Prado Enea Gran Reserva spends 36-months in oak, nine months in new oak after which it is racked into American oak that is “semi-new” (i.e. a new barrel that is “broken in” with a wine beforehand). It has an unashamedly opulent bouquet of primal, ripe, boysenberry, mulberry, dark chocolate and crushed violets that blossom with aeration. The palate is full-bodied with crisp acidity cutting through the pure blackberry and cassis fruit. It has wonderful focus and intensity, though the finish demonstrates convincing composure. This is an outstanding Gran Reserva whose silky texture will instantly win you over. Drink 2013-2030+
On the nose the wine is intense with a good fruit balance combined with a touch of oak, both attributing to its attractive aroma of vanilla, chocolate and tobacco. The wine is in its positive stage of development. Its complexity and elegance will continue to develop well together throughout its time in the bottle.
On the palate the wine is very delicate with a smooth acidity. There´s liveliness and freshness, two characteristics which help to keep the wine in good health in the bottle. A promising wine with two outstanding attributes: an immensely attractive aroma coupled with a balanced and elegant fusion of flavours.
It is highly recommended to allow the wine to breathe in the glass for ten minutes to appreciate it completely.
The wine will continue to develop for at least another ten years if left to lie down.