Rhone Report 96
"Even better than the smoking 2009, the 2010 Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio is an over the top, decadent, and voluptuous effort that stays gorgeously drinkable and light on the palate. A blend of 70% Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 24 months in new French and American oak, it offers up a blockbuster styled bouquet of smoky black raspberry, crème de cassis, coffee, chocolate, and spice that flows to a extremely rich, full-bodied palate that has layers of sweet fruit, an unctuous texture, and chewy, yet velvety tannin that lends focus on the finish. Despite all of the size and richness here, it never seems heavy or cumbersome, and is easy to drink. Make no mistake, this is a big, rich wine that shows sweet fruit and plenty of oak; it will not be for everyone. Nevertheless, it is beautifully made and a joy to drink. Superb now with a decant (and I see no reason to delay gratification), it will drink well for at least a decade, most likely much longer."~JD
International Wine Report 94
"The Bodegas El Nido 'Clio' is highly sought after by collectors year after year and there is no reason to indicate things will be any different with the 2010 release. This is a massive wine with a generous mouthful of densely packed jammy black fruits, blackberries, creme de cassis, exotic spices, pepper, dark chocolate, espresso, graphite, hints of lavender and well-integrated toasted oak. This is all backed by a rich full body with a plush texture and polished tannins. The spice-tinged finish is long and mouth-coating. This monster of a wine really fleshes out nicely with a few hours of air and the 15.5% alcohol becomes hardly noticeable. It will be even better in a few years if you can resist."
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The first steps of this winery began to bear fruit in late 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 the 2002 vintage under the brands of El Nido and Clio.
In the 2009 campaign, we made the first harvest of Corteo, supplementing the current range of wines from Bodegas El Nido
The winery is placed 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.