Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2990 ratings
9.1241 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Licorice and leather, not much fruit. Crunchy tannins. Probably needs a ton of time.

Licorice and leather, not much fruit. Crunchy tannins. Probably needs a ton of time.

Jan 21st, 2020
Web Bond

Just tasting today after being opened on June 21st, 2019. East facing vineyards. Appetizing freshness and purity if not overly complex.

Just tasting today after being opened on June 21st, 2019. East facing vineyards. Appetizing freshness and purity if not overly complex.

Jun 24th, 2019
"Odedi"

A great Paullic from a great vintage. Very tasty and bold. Showing currants, licorice, oak, vanilla, cedar, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn and leather.

Shows great complexity with hugh tannins, after 2.5 hours of airtime, so be patient.

Still young and needs another 10 years in the bottle to mature properly, but already enjoyable.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$125.

A great Paullic from a great vintage. Very tasty and bold. Showing currants, licorice, oak, vanilla, cedar, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn and leather.

Shows great complexity with hugh tannins, after 2.5 hours of airtime, so be patient.

Still young and needs another 10 years in the bottle to mature properly, but already enjoyable.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$125.

Apr 26th, 2019
Patrick Derdeyn

This was absolutely singing. Smoky on the nose and a touch of earthiness on the palate but with wonderful fruit and a kiss of new oak. Excellent balance and finesse.

This was absolutely singing. Smoky on the nose and a touch of earthiness on the palate but with wonderful fruit and a kiss of new oak. Excellent balance and finesse.

Mar 23rd, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

A great surprise for the vintage.

A great surprise for the vintage.

Jan 27th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

The fruit, ripe, dark red fruits, gorgeous, sexy body, expression roast, dark rich earth, stones, a little spice. Balanced acidity and well polished finish. Buy.

The fruit, ripe, dark red fruits, gorgeous, sexy body, expression roast, dark rich earth, stones, a little spice. Balanced acidity and well polished finish. Buy.

Jan 26th, 2019
James Forsyth

Drinking beautifully with its fully resolved tannins now very soft. Dark profile with black cherries, licorice, tar.

Drinking beautifully with its fully resolved tannins now very soft. Dark profile with black cherries, licorice, tar.

Nov 8th, 2018
James Forsyth

Delicious right now. Very savory with herbs, leather and tobacco. Surprisingly mineral. Sustains well.

Delicious right now. Very savory with herbs, leather and tobacco. Surprisingly mineral. Sustains well.

Nov 8th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Saturday, steak & Claret night. Ribcap (the prime and most tender meat cut) & an 05 Clerc Milon. 05 an excellent vintage in Bordeaux! 😋

Time to look in on the 05 Clerc Milon after 10 years in bottle. 10 years in bottle is always a good first check with quality producers. Since I have nearly a case of the 05, I’ll open another bottle in about 3 years.

On the nose, slightly candied, ripe fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, baked strawberries and hues of blueberries. Vanilla, caramel, mocha chocolate, some cinnamon, saddle-wood, steeped tea, light graphite, dark rich soil, sweet tarry notes, crushed, dry rock powder, stones with lavender, fresh dark flowers and violets.

The body round, ruby, lush and full. The tannins like velvet. It’s starting to enter a very good drinking phase with another 15 years plus ahead. The fruits are ripe but more floral on the palate than the nose. Blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, baked strawberries, creamed raspberry cola, hues of blueberries and cherries on the long set. Vanilla, caramel, mocha chocolate, some cinnamon, saddle-wood, steeped tea, dark roasted coffee, used leather, light graphite, dark rich soil, underbrush, sweet tarry notes, crushed, dry, rock powder, stones with lavender, fresh dark flowers and bright violets. The structure, tension, length and balance is hitting its stride. Great round acidity. The ripe, rich, lush, well balanced finish is very good and will continue to get better & better and lasts minutes.

Photos of, Clerc Milon, their new barrel room first used for the 09 vintage. Their dining & reception room, our friend and Winemaker Jean Danjoy. He was the Assistant Winemaker at Opus One for 10 years before designing the new Clerc Milon Cellars and becoming the Winemaker for the 09 vintage. He has pushed the quality at Clerc Milon with each vintage...achieving the highest rating every for Clerc Milon with a 93-95 Parker rating for their 2017 vintage. Not only is he a very talented Winemaker but, perhaps the nicest person I know. And the last photo, Chateau Clerc Milon and Estate vines.

Clerc Milon sits adjacent to her sister property, Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

Saturday, steak & Claret night. Ribcap (the prime and most tender meat cut) & an 05 Clerc Milon. 05 an excellent vintage in Bordeaux! 😋

Time to look in on the 05 Clerc Milon after 10 years in bottle. 10 years in bottle is always a good first check with quality producers. Since I have nearly a case of the 05, I’ll open another bottle in about 3 years.

On the nose, slightly candied, ripe fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, baked strawberries and hues of blueberries. Vanilla, caramel, mocha chocolate, some cinnamon, saddle-wood, steeped tea, light graphite, dark rich soil, sweet tarry notes, crushed, dry rock powder, stones with lavender, fresh dark flowers and violets.

The body round, ruby, lush and full. The tannins like velvet. It’s starting to enter a very good drinking phase with another 15 years plus ahead. The fruits are ripe but more floral on the palate than the nose. Blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, baked strawberries, creamed raspberry cola, hues of blueberries and cherries on the long set. Vanilla, caramel, mocha chocolate, some cinnamon, saddle-wood, steeped tea, dark roasted coffee, used leather, light graphite, dark rich soil, underbrush, sweet tarry notes, crushed, dry, rock powder, stones with lavender, fresh dark flowers and bright violets. The structure, tension, length and balance is hitting its stride. Great round acidity. The ripe, rich, lush, well balanced finish is very good and will continue to get better & better and lasts minutes.

Photos of, Clerc Milon, their new barrel room first used for the 09 vintage. Their dining & reception room, our friend and Winemaker Jean Danjoy. He was the Assistant Winemaker at Opus One for 10 years before designing the new Clerc Milon Cellars and becoming the Winemaker for the 09 vintage. He has pushed the quality at Clerc Milon with each vintage...achieving the highest rating every for Clerc Milon with a 93-95 Parker rating for their 2017 vintage. Not only is he a very talented Winemaker but, perhaps the nicest person I know. And the last photo, Chateau Clerc Milon and Estate vines.

Clerc Milon sits adjacent to her sister property, Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

Jul 8th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

Also very yummy, but very young. The classic clerc milon cedar scents are starting to poke out but just slightly. Dark, brambly fruit and some oak also linger, but this one’s still tightly wound. The palate features kirsch, oak, and more brambly fruit with a cedary tinge hanging out in the background. The weight is what I think is the star here - not too heavy, but round and flowing, like a ballroom dancer taking the lead. Give it time but it will reward you.

Also very yummy, but very young. The classic clerc milon cedar scents are starting to poke out but just slightly. Dark, brambly fruit and some oak also linger, but this one’s still tightly wound. The palate features kirsch, oak, and more brambly fruit with a cedary tinge hanging out in the background. The weight is what I think is the star here - not too heavy, but round and flowing, like a ballroom dancer taking the lead. Give it time but it will reward you.

Jul 6th, 2018