Bodegas El Nido
"The 2007 Clio is made up of 67% old vine Monastrell sourced from avineyard planted in 1944 and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyardplanted in 1979. The alcoholic fermentation is in oak followed by ML innew barrels and aging for 26 months in new French and American oak. Aglass-coating opaque purple color, it displays an in-your-face bouquetof wood smoke, underbrush, incense, blueberry, and black currant.Dense, chewy, packed and stacked, the fruit quality is superb, thebalance impeccable, and the finish lasts for nearly a minute. It willbe controversial with those who prefer low alcohol and finesse in theirwines. Those who like unrestrained power and richness will adore itquite aside from the fact that it over-delivers for its relativelymodest price. Drink it from 2011 to 2022."