EL NIDO WINERY 2012 EL NIDO CLIO JUMILLA
"This red shows density and focus, with juicy black cherry and blackberry fruit mingling with espresso, licorice and loamy notes. Well-integrated tannins and lively acidity support the velvety texture. Balanced, in the modern style. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2022." Tom Mathews Wine Spectator 90 points Drink 2015-22
|This is a joint project between the Gil family, who has done so much to put Jumilla on the map with the wines from Finca Luzon, wine broker Jorge Ordonez, one of the pioneers for unearthing high quality wines from Jumilla, and famed Barossa, Australia winemaker, Chris Ringland. The debut releases, the 2002 is a spectacular effort that establishes new benchmarks, not only in terms of its bold pricing, but also the extraordinary quality of what is in the bottle. The fruit is harvested by hand in small baskets, picked very ripe, given a severe triage, and fermented in open top, three to four ton vats. The wine is aged in 100% new French and American oak for malolactic fermentation and for 26 months prior to being bottled.