2017 Bodegas El Nido Clio

Year: 2017
Appellation: Jumilla
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :
$37.95
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NEW RELEASE AND WHAT A FOLLOWING!! HURRY, WILL NOT LAST LONG!!

"The 2017 Clio was produced with 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and despite the warm and dry year, it has a little less alcohol than the 2016. It fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and matured French and American oak barrels, where it also underwent malolactic and 23 months of élevage. Even this shows nice integration of the oak; Miguel Gil told me the wine from 2017 was so powerful and concentrated that it absorbed the oak like never before. And it's true that both wines from 2017 feel a lot less oaky and more balanced, and they have all the ingredients for a long time in bottle. There are some ashy and smoky undertones and a full-bodied palate with fine tannins a chalky texture and some sweet spices, still young and with a long life ahead of it in bottle. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2019.

The 2017s from the joint venture between the Gil Vera family from Jumilla and Australian winemaker Chris Ringland were released in October 2019. 2017 was a very warm and dry year that delivered robust wines with ripe fruit and structure. Production averages 70,000 bottles per year." (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:
2016 Bodegas El Nido Clio 92
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