PnP, with St. Louis ribs at Pairings restaurant in Cranford. I loved this wine years ago, and was worried about how it would age. Fortunately, my worries were unfounded. Still a big hedonistic lush dark fruit wine. If anything the fruit has receded a little bit and there is more balance to it than the last bottle i had 3 years ago. Has a great mouthfeel with a hint of dark spice, and the fruit comes at you in waves.
Mrs. Coupe also thought an absolute home run winner. This was so good that I was reminded to go out and get some more of even the newer vintages.
Drinking well at this point. Decanted. Ripe, plush and opulent. Sexy notes of fig paste, rich mocha, vanilla, pipe tobacco, baking spice, anise and dark berry compote with hints of dill and coconut, and thats on the nose alone. Palate shows velvety smooth and satiny texture with flavors confirming the nose, fig paste, plum sauce, dark berry compote, clove, nutmeg and toasted star anise with vanilla, mocha, dill and coconut. Showing good structure for a "bad" vintage.
Overall drink now, this wine is delicious now and most likely will not progress past this point.
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(Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio) Very dark red violet color; oak, berry, boysenberry nose; tight, tart berry, black fruit oak palate with grip; medium-plus finish 90+ pts. (the oak needs to integrate, needs 7-10 years)
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