The tech sheet included full discloser of oak staves and micro ox. I can't say I got to taste what Egypt terroir is really like. Rather funny was in a google search I came across notes for the perfume Jardin du Nil 'Jardin du Nil opens with aldehydic floral notes and an odd “stinky” accord that's been described as 'dirty socks,' or 'locker room.' This could have worked for the wine as well! I can't say I really enjoyed this but it wasn't that bad either. I do think that a cement elevage might be a smarter choice. For more on this wine, it seems as if Christian Callec did the leg work for me.
I Clivi made gorgeous, if somewhat technical Fruilano wines. About the amphora craze Mario said, "Too much trouble keeping the green gunk out of them." Of particular joy were the 1999 Galea, honey and oxidation. In all no dogs. Try reading what Strappo has to say.
Erbaluna! I tasted these years ago and thought, in time these winemakers will come around. And did they. The barolos were gorgeous. The 2006 Vigna Rocche, yes, it had 14% alcohol but seemed fresh and infused with old-fashioned tannins and licorise. 2005, had a profound nose. Deep. Made me nostalgic and happy.