37,45€ (IVA inc. bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The entry-level wine from El Nido, the 2014 Clio, is a blend of Monastrell (70%) from 60+-year-old vines with younger Cabernet Sauvignon (30%). It fermented in open-top 4,500-liter stainless steel tanks with neutral yeasts for about two weeks, then finished fermentation in new French and American oak barrels, where it underwent malolactic and 23 months of aging. There are plenty of balsamic and toasty aromas that seem stronger in comparison to the 2015. In the 2014, there is less ripeness and somehow the fruit, even if it's from the same vineyards, seems a lot weaker. The palate is consistent with what I found in the nose, and it feels like this is a vintage for the short term, while the 2015 develops in bottle. 60,000 bottles produced.