"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
"The 2005 Clio, composed of 70% old-vine Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, is opaque purple-colored with an enthralling bouquet of pain grille, spice box, violets, espresso, blueberry, and blackberry. Layered, opulent, and full-flavored, this thick wine has superb concentration and balance. It will evolve for 6-8 years and drink well through 2025. "
The Wine Advocate
I haven't found anyone, wine drinker or not, who doesn't love this wine. This is what every red wine wants to grow up to be.
Bar none, one of the best wines I've had - I've given it as a gift, I've recommended it to people that I haven't given it to. Another reviewer wrote, "This is what every red wine wants to grow up to be. " - Definitely a true story!! :)