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Bodegas El Nido Clio 2011

The Bodegas El Nido & Gil Family Winery is located in the Valley of the Aragona, 10 kilometers north of the town of Jumilla, in the “top boundary”, so named because it is the highest altitude in the municipality. The vines are planted on soils mostly of limestone and very stony surface. The winery began bearing fruit in 2001 as a result of the partnership between the Gil family and Chris Ringland, one of Australia’s best winemakers. The first harvest sold was 2002 under both El Nido and Clio brands.

A personal favorite. Dark red color with intense aromas of ripe fruit, floral notes and perfume spice.  Aged for 24 months on French and American oak, the 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon blend shows sweet cherry and blackberry flavors, rich with notes of espresso and toasty oak. Fine tannins, savory, well balanced, developing with each glass, lingering finish, ending with slight earthy tones. Excellent!