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Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio 2009

Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio 750ML 2009      
Sku: 13523

Well-known Australian winemaker, Chris Ringland, oversees the winemaking at Bodegas El Nido, fashioning intriguing reds with great depth as well as richness. These wines have broken all the parameters previously established by the backwater appellation of Jumilla.

 Wine Advocate 90 points (Feb 2013)
The 2009 Clio is a blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new French and American oak for 24 months. While the bouquet is ineluctably very oaky, there is clearly sufficient fruit to support it, so it retains freshness and clarity with copious black fruit and a hint of licorice. The palate is soft and plush in the mouth, caressing and velvety with a rounded, sensual, black cherry and sloe-tinged finish that you cannot help but fall for. It certainly disguises its 15.5% alcohol well. While it does not express its terroir, that is not the intention of Clio, and it is a delicious Jumilla red. Drink now-2017+.

Technical notes
The 2009 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.

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Regional Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Regional Wineries:
Bodegas Juan Gil
Bodegas Luzon
Country: Spain
Region: Jumilla
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Mourvedre
Type: Still wine
Reg. $49.99
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