Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.360 ratings
9.219 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
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
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
Mitch Cahoon

Sommelier/Wine Director Petra's Bistro & Wine Bar

8.8

Solid

Solid

2 people found it helpfulAug 15th, 2014
"Odedi"

A great 19 year old Left Bank red, from a great vintage. Shows a pretty ruby color with a wide brick rim.

Pronounced nose of blue and black fruits, earth, wet leaves, forest floor, smoke, tobacco, vinaigrette, cocoa and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry, spicy, earthy and gentle with still enough fruits.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (90 minutes).

Good by itself or with food. I would probably have preferred it 3 years ago.

Tasted it blind, and this time got it right 😊

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

A great 19 year old Left Bank red, from a great vintage. Shows a pretty ruby color with a wide brick rim.

Pronounced nose of blue and black fruits, earth, wet leaves, forest floor, smoke, tobacco, vinaigrette, cocoa and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry, spicy, earthy and gentle with still enough fruits.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (90 minutes).

Good by itself or with food. I would probably have preferred it 3 years ago.

Tasted it blind, and this time got it right 😊

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2019
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.1

Had a good showing. Not as exuberant as we expected, showing more savory and pencil lead notes. Good dried black fruit and pepper on the palate as well. Holding together extremely well.

Had a good showing. Not as exuberant as we expected, showing more savory and pencil lead notes. Good dried black fruit and pepper on the palate as well. Holding together extremely well.

Dec 21st, 2016
Mike Kerr

Dusty and earthy goodness

Dusty and earthy goodness

Mar 7th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.2

I've always enjoyed Ch. Clerc Milon

I've always enjoyed Ch. Clerc Milon

Oct 25th, 2013
Aaron Babcock

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Oct 5th, 2013
Christophe Aebi

Great length, still quite youthfull and fresh, cassis and mint, lovely!

Great length, still quite youthfull and fresh, cassis and mint, lovely!

Nov 15th, 2019