Bodegas El Nido 'Clio' Jumilla 2009
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Rhone Report 95+
"Possibly my favorite vintage of this to date, the brilliant 2009 Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio, mostly old vine Monastrell that's aged in new French oak, boasts awesome aromatics of smoky blackberry and creme de cassis that's intermixed with notions of roasted coffee, chocolate, mineral, and sweet spice on the nose. Full-bodied, impeccably balanced, and awesomely fresh and focused, this blockbuster has layers of sweet fruit and texture, ripe tannin, and a detailed, clean finish. While no doubt a seriously fruited wine that carries a shine of classy oak, it has real depth, character, and structure. It's beautiful now with a decant, but should be even better with 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink well for a decade or longer. I'm a huge fan and this is all around impressive!"
International Wine Cellar 93
"Opaque purple. Explosive aromas of candied dark berries, cherry-vanilla, incense and woodsmoke, with an exotic floral topnote. Lush and creamy, offering sweet, oak-spiced blackberry and cassis flavors that are given spine by gentle acidity. Dusty tannins make a late appearance and add shape to the long, sappy, alluringly perfumed finish."~JR
International Wine Report 92+
"The 2009 Clio is made in a very modern style. The color on this is deep purple almost black, it is packed tightly with blackberry jam, blueberry, sweet currant, spice, citrus peel, toasty oak, espresso and crushed floral. This is deeply layered, dense and racy with polished tannins that explode on your palate. This finish doses out more black fruit and chocolaty espresso notes that linger. This is delicious and hard to resist, so give this a few hours of air-time if drinking now."
average 92.6 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 84 notes on CellarTracker.com