This Wine While You Can
20 Cases Available
the first release of Clio demand for the wine has been huge. It is one of the
finest big reds at its price ($40 to $60) ever. Todays wine is as good and its
half the price. The wine comes from the Jumilla region of Spain. Whatâ€™s unique
here is that the old vine component of the wine is Mourvedre or Monastrell in
Spain as opposed to Grenache or Garnacha in Spain. The Monastrel blended with
Cabernet and Tempranillo makes a big rich powerful red that is the same type of
blend as Clio but at a much better price. The 2012
Bodegas Carchelo Selecto is a
monster red that just got 93pts by Wine Spectator and $22.99 is a must buy.
Interesting note is the 2012 Clio only got 90pts by Spectator. This wine will
blow you away at the price. Lovers of big reds, Napa Cabs this wine will scare
you for whatâ€™s in the bottle at the price.
93pts Spectator. All we could get is 20 cases.
tannins give a firm foundation to this focused red, supporting harmonious
flavors of plum, licorice, graphite and tar. Juicy acidity keeps this lively. The
finish offers an alluring mix of spice and floral notes. Graceful and
expressive. Drink now through 2022."
Points, Highly Recommended
Matthews, Wine Spectator Insider, Mar 2, 2016
Monastrell, 30% Tempranillo, 30% Cabernet. Aged 12 months in French oak, 12
months in the bottle. Vineyards are at an altitude of 2000 to 3500 feet.
Carchelo was founded in the early 1980s in one of the earliest efforts to bring
Jumilla into the age of modern wine. In addition to the indigenous Monastrell
(MourvĂ¨dre) variety, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are grown to
enhance structure. Achieving a fresh and balanced style, by the early 1990s
Carchelo's rich young reds had put Jumilla on the road to international
aridity combines to result in fresh nighttime temperatures during the hot
growing season. Chalky and clay soils offer ideal footing for the red
varieties. At under eight inches of rain per year, grape health is seldom a
problem. Only half of the grapes produced by
the estate are used, allowing for strict selection of grapes and subsequent