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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Bodegas El Nido Clio 2004
Bodegas El Nido Clio 2004
(search item no. 90336)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $49.99

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
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The consulting winemaker at Bodegas El Nido is Chris Ringland of Barossa Valley fame. The 2004 Clio is 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 70% Monastrell (from 63-year-old vines) which received malolactic fermentation in new oak followed by 26 months of aging in new French and American barriques.

A glass-coating opaque purple, it exhibits a sensational nose of earth, mushroom, leather, blueberry, and blackberry jam. On the palate the wine is supple-textured, complex, with vibrant flavors of spicy blue and black fruits and a big-time WOW factor. This is a totally hedonistic effort with exceptional length and balance. It is remarkably light on its feet for such a powerful wine."
-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.