Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2900 ratings
9.1226 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Jonathan Udkow

Import & Logistics, CA Sales Manager Pacific Prime WIne

9.4

Dust and walnut husk with shaved chocolate and mint. Blueberry and chocolate with sweet black olive and dried flowers. Finish shows it’s youth and firm but accessible tannins.

Dust and walnut husk with shaved chocolate and mint. Blueberry and chocolate with sweet black olive and dried flowers. Finish shows it’s youth and firm but accessible tannins.

Mar 14th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Classic Pauillac. Drank this vintage in mid-2016 at the risk of infanticide but it revealed itself to be pretty, complex and already showing a great deal of finesse. Hints of purple flowers coming through, but still a very dense wine loaded with black currant, pencil lead, leather and gravel. I always admire the great tension of Pauillac when it is done right. Earth, gravel and funk wrapped in an almost creamy mouthfeel. Touch of brett that only serves to enhance my enjoyment. Hoping to procure another bottle of this vintage to enjoy well down the road.

Classic Pauillac. Drank this vintage in mid-2016 at the risk of infanticide but it revealed itself to be pretty, complex and already showing a great deal of finesse. Hints of purple flowers coming through, but still a very dense wine loaded with black currant, pencil lead, leather and gravel. I always admire the great tension of Pauillac when it is done right. Earth, gravel and funk wrapped in an almost creamy mouthfeel. Touch of brett that only serves to enhance my enjoyment. Hoping to procure another bottle of this vintage to enjoy well down the road.

Mar 4th, 2018
Beau Carson

Wine of the night for me. Big, structured, and singing.

Wine of the night for me. Big, structured, and singing.

Feb 7th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

Jan 27th, 2018
Mark Eastom

Yum! 2005 vintage. Still got some time to grow. Tannins still a hint pushy, but everything else in place. Spice, currants, bit of pencil lead, hint of tobacco and nice acid.

Yum! 2005 vintage. Still got some time to grow. Tannins still a hint pushy, but everything else in place. Spice, currants, bit of pencil lead, hint of tobacco and nice acid.

Jan 25th, 2018
Brian Thompson

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

9.2

Pleasing and everything you want from Pauillac. Red currant and subtle leather aromas with a touch of dusty rock notes.

Pleasing and everything you want from Pauillac. Red currant and subtle leather aromas with a touch of dusty rock notes.

Nov 10th, 2017
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

8.8

Off btl

Off btl

Nov 5th, 2017
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.9

Very different from the 11 d'Armailhac very red fruit dominate strawberries for days!

Very different from the 11 d'Armailhac very red fruit dominate strawberries for days!

Sep 26th, 2017