2010 Bodegas El Nido "Clio" Jumilla
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Opaque ruby. Ripe, expressive scents of black raspberry, cassis, dark chocolate, vanilla and potpourri. Fat, full and concentrated, offering intense black and blue fruit preserve flavors and notes of licorice and mocha. Finishes spicy and very long, with smooth, sweet tannins and slow-building smokiness.
Plush and polished, this big red delivers cassis, licorice, espresso and sanguine flavors, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balanced acidity. A savory style, showing balance and power.
Even to the eye alone this wine is impressive, with superripe aromas, deep cherry, cacao, cherry liquor, blackberry juice. Monastrell is supplemented by 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. All the aromas are reminiscent of ripeness. Notably dense, with extremely ripe, rounded tannin and some dairy flavours in the aftertaste. (FC)
Looking for a consistently over-achieving, full-bodied red? The 2010 is 70% Old Vine Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon that was barrel-aged for 22-26 months in French and American oak. It bears Clio's hallmark opulence, with bold aromas and flavors, a thick, dense palate, and long finish. Bodegas El Nido is a project of the Gil family of Jumilla; Chris Ringland (R Wines) is chief winemaker. Bodegas El Nido is a collaboration between the Gil family and Australian powerhouse Chris Ringland. The Clio is 70% old vine Monastrell and 30% Cab grown in the Valle de la Aragona in the Jumilla appellation of Spain. The wine is rich with roasted berry and cassis aromas and flavors, with accents of anise and espresso. A powerful, decadent wine.