2015 Bodegas El Nido Clio 1.5 L

Year: 2015
Appellation: Jumilla
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 92+
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 16.0%
Price :
$89.95

VERY VERY RARE!!

"Tasting two completely different vintages of the same wine is very revealing, and having the 2015 Clio next to the 2014 showed how each of them revealed the character of the vintage. 2015 is a very complete and balanced year, resulting in classic, powerful wines with concentration and balance, and all that is needed to age in bottle. This is a similar blend as the 2014, mostly Monastrell with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for almost two years in French and American oak barrels. The oak is there, but it feels like the fruit is able to integrate it with some more time in bottle. In general, there is a lot more balance and freshness than in the 2014, and the character of the Monastrell is a lot more noticeable than the Cabernet. This should develop nicely in bottle. 50,000 bottles were filled in September 2017.

The two current wines from the joint venture between the Gil family from Jumilla and Australian winemaker Chris Ringland are from the challenging 2014 vintage. However, the ones being released in the next few months, the 2015s, are from one of the best vintages in the region in recent times." (WA)

Winery Notes:
30% Cabernet Sauvignon 32+ Year Old Vines, 70% Monastrell 67+ Year Old Vines

Estate bottled.

Tasting Notes:
The wine exhibits a glass-coating opaque purple color. An expressive nose of pain grille, underbrush, mineral, and blue and black fruits. The mouthfill has great density and is very plush. This is an opulent wine with savory flavors and a lengthy finish.

Food Pairing:
Paella, pasta, vegetables, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, and short or medium cheeses.

A LITTLE WINE ADVOCATE HISTORY:
2015 Bodegas El Nido Clio 92+
2014 Bodegas El Nido Clio 91
2013 Bodegas El Nido Clio 92
2012 Bodegas El Nido Clio 91
2011 Bodegas El Nido Clio 93
2010 Bodegas El Nido Clio 90
2009 Bodegas El Nido Clio 90
2008 Bodegas El Nido Clio 94
2007 Bodegas El Nido Clio 94
2006 Bodegas El Nido Clio 95
2005 Bodegas El Nido Clio 95
2004 Bodegas El Nido Clio 97
2003 Bodegas El Nido Clio 96
2002 Bodegas El Nido Clio 93