Bodegas El Nido Clio 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Bodegas El Nido Clio 2018
SKU: 00452

Bodegas El Nido Clio 2018

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
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Region Spain, Jumilla
Brand Bodegas El Nido
Alcohol/vol 16%
A super plush, concentrated blend of old vine Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is deep purple-colored with an exotic bouquet of grilled bread, spice box, violets, espresso and berries. Layered and opulent, this still has superb balance and poise. The winemaking at the El Nido project is overseen by renowned Australian vigneron Chris Ringland. After a rigid selection process, the grapes are basket pressed and fermented in new French and American oak for up to 2 years. We have been buying Clio since the first vintage, 2002. Founded as a joint project between the Gil family, who has done so much to put Jumilla on the map, wine broker Jorge Ordonez, one of the pioneers for unearthing high quality wines from Jumilla, and famed Barossa, Australia winemaker, Chris Ringland, El Nido is located in the Valley of the Aragona, 10 kilometers north of the town of Jumilla, in the "top boundary", so named because it is the highest altitude in the municipality.
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The 2017 Clio was produced with 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and despite the warm and dry year, it has a little less alcohol than the 2016. It fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and matured French and American oak barrels, where it also underwent malolactic and 23 months of élevage. Even this shows nice integration of the oak; Miguel Gil told me the wine from 2017 was so powerful and concentrated that it absorbed the oak like never before. And it's true that both wines from 2017 feel a lot less oaky and more balanced, and they have all the ingredients for a long time in bottle. There are some ashy and smoky undertones and a full-bodied palate with fine tannins a chalky texture and some sweet spices, still young and with a long life ahead of it in bottle.

Joe Czerwinski

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