2011 Bodegas El Nido "Clio" Jumilla
Looking for a consistently over-achieving, full-bodied red? How about this for a track record (all scores from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate): 2003 - 96 points; 2004 - 97 points; 2005 - 95 points; 2006 - 95 points; 2007 - 94 points, 2008 - 94 points, 2009 - 90 points. The wine is comprised of 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.