Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21055 ratings
9.1247 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Best bottle of ‘03 Clerc Milon so far!

Best bottle of ‘03 Clerc Milon so far!

Nov 30th, 2021
Severn Goodwin

Nose has ripe plum, cut red cherry, black currant, dried blackberry, shaved milk chocolate, old pipe tobacco, moist leather, dry oak firewood, wet oak barrel with fading volatile acidity on the initial attack.

Palate has blackberry juice, over-ripe plum, dried black currant, over-ripe black cherry, wet garden soil, dried tomato with a lightly drying finish and still showing mild tannins.

A recent acquisition, provenance is good but this bottle seems lightly undeveloped on the palate still, decanted 3H.

Paired to Allen Bros. rib caps, cast iron pan oven pre-heated then 1/2 stick of non-salted butter over the stove with constant basting, 5M to a beautiful medium rare. Served alongside our garden smashed potatoes, nothing finer than the vegetables we labor.

Wine Spectator: 97 points
Top 100: 1989, Rank: 2

Nose has ripe plum, cut red cherry, black currant, dried blackberry, shaved milk chocolate, old pipe tobacco, moist leather, dry oak firewood, wet oak barrel with fading volatile acidity on the initial attack.

Palate has blackberry juice, over-ripe plum, dried black currant, over-ripe black cherry, wet garden soil, dried tomato with a lightly drying finish and still showing mild tannins.

A recent acquisition, provenance is good but this bottle seems lightly undeveloped on the palate still, decanted 3H.

Paired to Allen Bros. rib caps, cast iron pan oven pre-heated then 1/2 stick of non-salted butter over the stove with constant basting, 5M to a beautiful medium rare. Served alongside our garden smashed potatoes, nothing finer than the vegetables we labor.

Wine Spectator: 97 points
Top 100: 1989, Rank: 2

Feb 13th, 2021
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Showing all the aspects of a grand Bordeaux vintage.

It’s velvet, candied floral, ruby; creamed raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, dry stone, limestone & sandstone, black rich earth, tobacco, used leather, tomato with leaf, elegance defined, well knitted & balanced, dark spice, dry top soil, underbrush, candied florals of; fresh, withering, dark, red, purple and touch of blue flowers. Round acidity for days with a long, ripe, velvet finish persistent that falls into a dry minerality on the long set.

Photos of; us spending time learning in the vineyard with our friend & Clerc Milon Winemaker-Jean, Sofia picking the 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Merlot, same day dinner at Chateau Mouton Rothschild sitting with their CEO who was retiring & subsequently ended up running Montrose. Bottom pic is Chateau Clerc Milon. We enjoyed 75 Mouton out of 6L with dinner. The vintage Andy Warhol designed the label. Each artist is given two cases of Mouton as payment if their artwork is selected for their bottle.

Our hands are all over the 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild & Clerc Milon wines. So, you probably don’t want to buy those or sell them on an auction site if you own. 😜

Allen Brothers 8oz filet fodder.

Showing all the aspects of a grand Bordeaux vintage.

It’s velvet, candied floral, ruby; creamed raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, dry stone, limestone & sandstone, black rich earth, tobacco, used leather, tomato with leaf, elegance defined, well knitted & balanced, dark spice, dry top soil, underbrush, candied florals of; fresh, withering, dark, red, purple and touch of blue flowers. Round acidity for days with a long, ripe, velvet finish persistent that falls into a dry minerality on the long set.

Photos of; us spending time learning in the vineyard with our friend & Clerc Milon Winemaker-Jean, Sofia picking the 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Merlot, same day dinner at Chateau Mouton Rothschild sitting with their CEO who was retiring & subsequently ended up running Montrose. Bottom pic is Chateau Clerc Milon. We enjoyed 75 Mouton out of 6L with dinner. The vintage Andy Warhol designed the label. Each artist is given two cases of Mouton as payment if their artwork is selected for their bottle.

Our hands are all over the 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild & Clerc Milon wines. So, you probably don’t want to buy those or sell them on an auction site if you own. 😜

Allen Brothers 8oz filet fodder.

Oct 24th, 2020
LM Segal

Classic nose of graphite and cigar box to a medium weight and nicely balanced trip over the palate. Light cherry and vanilla notes but trending to the austere. Drink up.

Classic nose of graphite and cigar box to a medium weight and nicely balanced trip over the palate. Light cherry and vanilla notes but trending to the austere. Drink up.

Jul 17th, 2020
Dan R
9.2

Loved this. Still very youthful, with iron, dark fruit and végétal notes. Classic in style.

Loved this. Still very youthful, with iron, dark fruit and végétal notes. Classic in style.

May 30th, 2020
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