Bodegas El Nido Clío 2018
Bodegas El Nido Clío is one of Spain’s most prestigious and highly-rated wines. Picota cherry colour. Powerful and concentrated aromas of ripe cassis, dark cherry, toasted coffee and liquorice. Robust and flavoursome palate of jammy black fruit, oak, cocoa and sweet liquorice. A full and fleshy mouthfeel with luscious tannins and a persistent spicy jam finish.
Classic, authentic and powerful red from Aragona Valley in the highlands of Jumilla. The roots of these tenacious old vines pierce stony soils to penetrate the coarse limestone layer and touch the sandy strip below. The vines grow on a north facing slope that receives little rainfall. These harsh conditions beget intense and impetuous fruits, enhanced by the expertise of time. A crianza blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 70% ancient Monastrell. The wine ferments and then ages for 24 months in French and American oak barrels.
Fun fact: By Spanish law, a red wine labeled as a Crianza must be aged for two years, with a minimum of one year in an oak barrel and another year in the bottle before it’s sold.
Top tip: We strongly suggest that you decant the wine for an hour before drinking!
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
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“Opaque ruby. Intensely perfumed black and blue fruits, vanilla and a suave floral nuance on the spice- accented nose. Smooth and appealingly sweet on entry and then tighter in the midpalate, offering concentrated cherry cola, black currant and exotic spice flavors and a hint of dark chocolate. Dusty tannins add shape to a very long, dark-fruit-dominated finish that strongly echoes the floral note.”