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Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac, Grand Cru Classe 2005

Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac, Grand Cru Classe 2005 Loading...

Clerc Milon 雙公仔

1789 Part of the vast estates of the seigneury of Lafite in the 18th century, Château Clerc Milon was sold as a “national asset” in the Revolution. The Clerc family acquired it then and joined its name to that of the Pauillac hamlet of Milon where it was located.

Winemaker Notes

#11 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

The wine has a deep color with a violet tint.The nose opens on pleasant smoky notes, followed by intense and powerful ripe berry fruit aromas, especially cassis and wild strawberry.

Full-bodied and expansive on the palate, it displays close-knit tannins and a range of generous, varied flavors including blackberry, cherry, spice and licorice.

The ample and well-balanced finish combines the solidity of a well-defined structure with the charm and fullness of rich flavours enfolded in refined and judicious oak.

Critical Acclaim

Wine Spectator
Offers fabulous aromas of currant, tar, lead pencil and mineral. Full-bodied, with supersoft tannins that caress the palate. Beautiful and impressive. A fabulous wine. The best Clerc in a very long time. Best after 2014. 10,000 cases made.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Wine & Spirits
On a 107-acre site between Mouton and Lafite, Clerc Milon is part of G.F.A. Baronne Philippine de Rothschild, a group of properties including Mouton and managed by the same team. In 2005, the team produced a great performance from this vineyard, a clean, pure wine with delicacy and energy rather than tannic overload. Not that it isn't laden with tannins, but the bright, wild cherry fruit flavor is a formidable partner, lasting for minutes through a buoyant finish. A supple, lovely wine that will go the distance with some of its more powerful neighbors.
Wine Enthusiast
Clerc-Milon continues on its rising path of quality with this rich and rounded magnificent 2005. Driven by rich, red jam fruits, and dominated by the dense, solid tannins, this wine is already approachable, but will develop over 8–12 years.
Connoisseurs' Guide
If teasing with touches of dark chocolate and clearly showing the influence of the warm 2005 summer, Clerc Milon is not so outwardly fruity as some of its fellow Pauillacs, and it presently comes across as tough and a bit tight at its center. It follows a more classic Bordelaise course and counts structure in its favor, and its tannins argue for six to ten years of age.