2003 Bodegas El Nido Clio – Jumilla, Spain Ryan Reichert May 4, 2010 Tasting Notes 1 Comment Deep garnet red to a faded mahogany rim. Clean, full aromas of dried fruit, jams, licorice, blackberry, spice, oak, caramel, Port, cinnamon, cherry, and raspberry. Dry, medium-full body, medium acidity, medium-high tannin, flavors of coffee, cherry, spice, oak, raspberry, plum; a long smooth finish. The flavors are definitely at a peak, and I recommend finding a more recent vintage to really appreciate this wine at its best. For more wine notes and writing, visit Ryan’s blog oe•no•phile. WHO: Bodegas El Nido WHAT: Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon WHERE: Jumilla, Spain WHEN: 2003 HOW MUCH: $30 http://n/a Stephen Wilds El Nido Clio is a most beautiful wine … deep rich flavours that make your taste buds dance with delight. The aroma is beautiful, creamy caramel and very inviting. I have visited the Bodega … in Jumilla … even though it is a very private place. I was shown great hospitality and have seen the standard applied to the creation of this very special wine taking three years from grape to bottle. This wine is not “pressed” it is just allowed to settle and release the full body from the grapes. Just delightful.