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Clio 2014

Member Review by Wine Fire:

The nose opens with a delightful medley of floral, herbal, and fruity aromas. The palate is immediately spicy, rich and wide. A variety of herbs punctuates a flavor combo of coffee and cassis, with licorice, dark chocolate and ripe cranberry emerging to enrich the savory brew. Drinks well for 24 hours, integrating and evolving constantly, but interesting at any interval.

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Bodegas El Nido:
Bodegas El Nido is a collaborative wine brand created by Australian enologist Chris Ringland, Spanish wine importer Jorge Ordonez and the Gil Vera winemaking family (of Bodegas Juan Gil). The production is based in the Valle de la Aragon within the Murcia district of Spain’s Jumilla region. The two wines produced, El Nido and Clio, mirror each other in grape composition. Clio is compose... Read more
Bodegas El Nido is a collaborative wine brand created by Australian enologist Chris Ringland, Spanish wine importer Jorge Ordonez and the Gil Vera winemaking family (of Bodegas Juan Gil). The production is based in the Valle de la Aragon within the Murcia district of Spain’s Jumilla region. The two wines produced, El Nido and Clio, mirror each other in grape composition. Clio is composed of 70% Monastrelll and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, while El Nido is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell. The wines are fruit-forward, powerful and highly concentrated and have a devoted following among enthusiasts for New World styles of Spanish wine.  Read less

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/25/2011

The nose opens with a delightful medley of floral, herbal, and fruity aromas. The palate is immediately spicy, rich and wide. A variety of herbs punctuates a flavor combo of coffee and cassis, with licorice, dark chocolate and ripe cranberry emerging to enrich the savory brew. Drinks well for 24 hours, integrating and evolving constantly, but interesting at any interval.


Snooth User: casanovas
940744144
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/18/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/01/2011

This is a complex, herbaceous wine that needs three to four hours of breathing in the bottle to reach its peak. At uncorking, one senses that the wine will integrate and evolve over time, but it is elegant from the first whiff. The harmonies are uniquely combined. Aromas include coffee, vanilla, tobacco, cherry, and an assortment of herbs and spices. The first taste delivers herbal warmth on the back, accompanied by the purest notes of cherry and oak in the center. Spicy fruit emerges to balance the vibrant array of flavors, and the wine begins to develop a set of opposites that add to the interest. Chewy but not heavy. Voluptuous and hedonistic but also subtle and balanced. Creamy but energetic. Powerful but also refined and complex. Pungent but also sweet. Both sappy and light. All these paradoxes are held in delightful tension. At an hour and a half, new aromas and tastes emerge, including a bit of coffee, and some vanilla. At two hours, the cherry high notes continue on the palate, joined by a fresh assortment of spices. At three hours, pepper and spice, coconut, licorice, leather, brilliant red and dark fruits, smoked meat, plus earthy, floral and herbal medleys are all going on. At 3 ½ hours, the flavors invade every nook and cranny of the palate and intermingle enchantingly while the tannins provide a textured background and cavernous structure for an expanding crescendo of tastes. The finish is long and savory, with plenty of spice and zing, along with a wide acidity and a nasal penetration like a mild wasabi. This wine displays best at 3 ½ to 4 ½ hours.


Snooth User: YGB460699
117080850
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/18/2013

One of the best I have tasted. Great body, good legs and solid taste...


Snooth User: rlwhaley
116678733
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/22/2012

Surprisingly tannic at this age. Can stay in the bottle for a few more years, but like other reviewers 3 hours or more in the decanter releases some hidden treasures. If you are impatient do not hesitate to decant the wine, then shake it as hard as you can without spilling it out of the decanter. This approach while viewed by some as crude yields a rewarding short-cut to waiting for three hours.


Snooth User: mfignar
76815915
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/12/2011

Solid Spanish red,


Snooth User: Kelly Short
69543530
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/02/2011

Four and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Clio

External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/16/2015

The Gil Family has become world renowned for the incredible wines they produce at their El Nido Estate in Jumilla and this is one of them. The grapes for this wine are from 30 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and 79 acres of very old Monastrell, with a very low yield. The grapes are harvested with small baskets to prevent bruising. The bunches are brought to triage tables where the best ones are selected. It spends 24 months in French and American new oak barrels. 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Steve Tanzer's International WIne Cellar scored it 92 and the Wine Spectator scored it 91 saying "Plush and polished, this big red delivers cassis, licorice, espresso and sanguine flavors, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balanced acidity. A savory style, showing balance and power. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2020."


External Review
Vintage: 2010 12/16/2012

Sharply focused raspberry, cassis and floral aromas are complicated by zesty minerals and a suave cocoa quality. Sweet red berry and cherry flavors are strikingly pure and deep, with fine-grained tannins adding shape and firmness. The mineral character repeats on the impressively long, juicy finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/17/2013

Dark opaque purple from core to rim. Big and concentrated but still soft, with pure aromas of red cherry and raspberry, Eastern spice, vanilla, and crème de cassis, coupled with a touch of mocha and a lilting sweetness that is quite attractive. Excep... Cory Gowan. A Proprietary Blend wine from Jumilla in Spain. 2010 Nido, Bodegas El Clio 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 12/12/2014

The Gil Family has become world renowned for the incredible wines they produce at their El Nido Estate in Jumilla. "Plush and polished, this big red delivers cassis, licorice, espresso and sanguine flavors, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balanced acidity. A savory style, showing balance and power. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2020."


External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/22/2012

This Spanish blend is made by, Jorge Ordonez, Juan Gil and Chris Ringland and has a cult like following. It is a blend of Cabernet and Monastrell and is crafted in the New World style, ripe, rich, and structured.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/25/2011

Sattes, undurchdringliches Dunkelrot. Im Bouquet viel Würzigkeit, dunkle Frucht und eine klassische Röstaromatik mit Kokosnote vom amerikanischen Holz. Sehr reintönig und intensiv. Voluminöser Wein, mit viel Extraktsüsse und Gaumenfrucht aber auch mit seidig elegantem Tannin und einer kühl wirkenden Gaumenfrucht. Sehr gelungene Verbindung von Tradition und Moderne.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/27/2012

Dark cherry red. Intense nose of ripe fruits (cassis) and comfit fruit mixed with sensations of toasted coffee and licorice, which bring finesse and elegance. Strength, flesh and opulence combine and develop little by little in the bottle.


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