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.
Time in the bottle really improved this wine. Decanted only 30 mins. Very balanced full body; a lot of the strong vanilla has almost gone away with just enough left to compliment the red/black fruits and coffee tones. Looong finish... Wish I had more, this was my last 2004. 93-95 pts
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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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