Chateau Clerc Milon 2006
Bordeaux Red Blends
from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
ratings pedigree (past vintages):
The 1995 vintage of this wine was ranked #4 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1998
A lovely, deep garnet colour with a violet tint, Château Clerc Milon 2006 has a rich and complex nose redolent with intense aromas of blackcurrant and wild blackberry.
The initial impression, of the utmost refinement, is followed by alluring roast coffee notes. Warmth and generosity continue on the palate. After a full and substantial attack, its firm and close-knit tannins support the expression of deep, super-ripe fruit flavours which mingle harmoniously with jammy notes.
Supple and long, the succulent finish lingers on liquorice and vanilla.
"Offers a gorgeous nose of crushed blueberry and cream, with a hint of milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a pretty finish. Best after 2014. 15,000 cases made. "
"From the same stable as Mouton Rothschild and d’Armailhac, Clerc Milon, despite the relatively high percentage of Merlot (44%) combined with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Cabernet Franc, is dense, rich, tannic, and backward. Surprisingly muscular for this offering, which often exhibits a more precocious side, it offers up abundant amounts of creme brulee, chocolate, cedar, and black currants. This full-bodied Pauillac displays gorgeous purity and depth as well as moderately high tannins in the finish. Because of its freshness, structure, and density, it is reminiscent of a 1996 Medoc. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028."
The Wine Advocate
"Rounded, relatively soft wine, but one that shows balance. Sweet fruit plays with black currant acidity, giving density, even if the tannins are lightweight. Clerc-Milon, made by the team that also produces Mouton-Rothschild, has become a delicious Pauillac. "
"Bright ruby-red. Expressive aromas of currant, tobacco, graphite, herbs, roast coffee and smoky oak. Supple, solid and broad, with a mouthfilling fleshiness leavened by good energy and vinosity. There's a medicinal reserve to the redcurrant and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes broad and long, with substantial dusty tannins and very good length. A more muscular style than Armailhac, also from the team at Mouton-Rothschild, and in need of at least five years of cellaring."
International Wine Cellar
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