(2005 Vintage) "Inky purple. Vibrant red and dark berries on the nose, with sexy vanillin oak, Asian spices, fresh flowers and bright minerality. A silky, graceful midweight, displaying vivid raspberry and blackberry flavors and slow-building tannic grip. More tangy than the 2004, and at least as elegant, finishing with outstanding clarity and persistence."-International Wine Cellar
Robert Parker(2002 Vintage) "The sensational 2002 Clio, a blend of 70% Mourvedre (60-year old vines) and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon (25-year old vines), exhibits a dense purple color along with a rich, sumptuous bouquet of toasty vanillin, blueberries, blackberries, roasted espresso, chocolate, and earth. Full-bodied, with sweet tannin, fabulous concentration, a multilayered mouthfeel, and a long finish, this is a tour de force in winemaking. It provides strong evidence of what can be achieved in this once backwater/boondock vi...
Wine & Spirits(2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/09. Oak scents of vanilla and coconut lead into generous fruit flavors in the middle of this wine. Candied cherry and fig notes fill the enormous structure. Untamed, this wine needs at least another three years to meld.
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/05