Château Milens

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.16 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, 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
Thomas Brenner

Like a predator taking in the scent of it's pray, I had been leering at this bottle all night. Then she finally opened up and spilled her juices and I had come to the hard realization that I won't so soon see her again.

Like a predator taking in the scent of it's pray, I had been leering at this bottle all night. Then she finally opened up and spilled her juices and I had come to the hard realization that I won't so soon see her again.

Jun 4th, 2018
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.0

#stemilion #grandcruclassé Deep ruby, needed to open to decant, tight at beginning, then dark jammy cherries and plums, seems pure #Merlot, dark chocolate and hint of pepper. Very little tertiary notes, a little savoury sweet marinated meat. Dry, soft entry, medium acidity, pronounced silky smooth tannins, high alcohol. Full bodied and medium+ flavor intensity. Very good. I feel like this wine is overtly alcoholic and lacking intensity of aromas and flavors. There's no precision, no standout complexity or character because it's 14.5 alcohol and it seems like it could use a little mojo or funk. Very sleek very sexy, whatevers, but I'm digging the slightly green and funky Lalande that I'm tasting side by side that's half the price.

#stemilion #grandcruclassé Deep ruby, needed to open to decant, tight at beginning, then dark jammy cherries and plums, seems pure #Merlot, dark chocolate and hint of pepper. Very little tertiary notes, a little savoury sweet marinated meat. Dry, soft entry, medium acidity, pronounced silky smooth tannins, high alcohol. Full bodied and medium+ flavor intensity. Very good. I feel like this wine is overtly alcoholic and lacking intensity of aromas and flavors. There's no precision, no standout complexity or character because it's 14.5 alcohol and it seems like it could use a little mojo or funk. Very sleek very sexy, whatevers, but I'm digging the slightly green and funky Lalande that I'm tasting side by side that's half the price.

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2017
Susan Taylor

As others have mentioned, this beauty takes her sweet ole time in opening up. I opened the bottle and let it sit for an hour and a half. I found the alcoholy taste only diminished after pouring the wine through an aerator. Voila - a beautiful expression of Bordeaux.

As others have mentioned, this beauty takes her sweet ole time in opening up. I opened the bottle and let it sit for an hour and a half. I found the alcoholy taste only diminished after pouring the wine through an aerator. Voila - a beautiful expression of Bordeaux.

Dec 24th, 2018
Alex W
9.0

Alex had this 16 days ago

Alex had this 16 days ago

Mar 25th, 2020
leon egozi

leon had this 9 months ago

leon had this 9 months ago

Jul 22nd, 2019
Doug Coughlan

Doug had this a year ago

Doug had this a year ago

Jan 27th, 2019