Bodegas El Nido Clio 2008

Red Blends from Spain

$48.99
Item No. 106274
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP94
  • WS92
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Big, oaky, extracted. After a couple hours in the decanter, it became less a fruit bomb, and began to show increasing minerality.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Clio is made up of 70% old vine Monastrell sourced from a vineyard planted in 1944 and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard planted in 1979. The alcoholic fermentation is in oak followed by malolactic fermentation in new barrels and aging for 24 months in new French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it exhibits an expressive nose of pain grille, underbrush, brier, mineral, blueberry, and blackberry fruit leading to a plush, opulent wine with great density, savory flavors, and a lengthy finish. In spite of its size, it is surprisingly light on its feet and can be approached now. However, it will evolve for 3-4 years and offer prime drinking from 2014 to 2023."
94 Points

"This modern red shows toasty oak, with spice, light cola and coffee notes, balanced by lively blackberry and boysenberry fruit, and supported by firm, well-integrated tannins. Juicy acidity keeps this fresh through the spicy finish. Drink now through 2018."
92 Points

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Rating:
(12/20/2011)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
This wine is enjoyable, but could age a few years. Very spicy, long finish and approachable. You can find less expensive wines just as good. I would buy again, but not drooling for next taste. Quality bottle and label... ;)
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Rating:
(3/30/2011)
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Learn 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.

Learn About Other Spain

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