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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Bodegas El Nido Clio 2002
Bodegas El Nido Clio 2002
(search item no. 84070)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The sensational 2002 Clio, a blend of 70% Mourvedre (60-year old vines) and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon (25-year old vines), exhibits a dense purple color along with a rich, sumptuous bouquet of toasty vanillin, blueberries, blackberries, roasted espresso, chocolate, and earth. Full-bodied, with sweet tannin, fabulous concentration, a multilayered mouthfeel, and a long finish, this is a tour de force in winemaking. It provides strong evidence of what can be achieved in this once backwater/boondock viticultural region of Spain. Anticipated maturity: now-2016."
-Wine Advocate
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About Bodegas El Nido:

This winery is owned in collaboration with Chris Ringland, Jorge Ordonez, Miguel Gil and others. It is located in the Valley of La Aragona inside the Murcia district of Jumilla. Grapes are sourced from Monastrell vineyards that are 79 acres on terraces oriented to the northeast. The vines are trained in the vaso system and yield 1,425 lbs per acre. There are 64 acres of old Monastrell vines, and 45 acres of 25 year old Cabernet Sauvignon. The climate is continental.