Some wines with the neighbors (Our home): A wine I have struggled with in the past due to oak. At 11 years from vintage, the oak on this bottle anyway has integrated very well. The nose has cherries and black currants. Also a slight charred earth. Great, lovely supple texture. On the palate, lots of cherry and black raspberry fruit, a slight camphorish note and a slight under layer of damp earth. delicious. Certainly no hurry on this but I don't think it gets better from here, just more mature. On release I had my doubts if this would get to this point, now I wish I had bought more.
Very nice! Time in the bottle has mellowed this out a bit, and it's lost some of the very heavy fruit that makes Clio taste like Clio, but what's left is a nice round Cab that tastes like it's straight from Napa.
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(EL NIDO CLIO) #1; NOSE-big purple nose, cherry, licorice red twizzlers, cedar, little tight, TASTE-WOW!!, absolutre new world, ipod-listening, MAC using new wave 2010, thick, viscous, monstrous, very new world, exotic, clove, sweet red & yellow flavors, very nice, fruit bomb loaded w/ oak and cherries, SCREAMING value, GV-94+
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