Tasting notes Château ClercMilon Pauillac 2010 50% Cab Sau, 36% Merlot, 11% Cab Franc, 2% Petit Verdot & 1% Carmenere. An intense purple colour is followed by notes of incense, creme de cassis and flowers and a broad, rich wine with smade.uperb purity, concentration and depth. This layered, expansive effort could turn out to be one of the finest this estate has ever made. Drink 2022 – 2035. £ 576
Administrator Philippe Dalhuin told me this property (100 acres) has 240 separate parcels, which must make the strategy of harvesting a nightmare. Composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Petit Verdot, the 2011 ClercMilon is more tannic, tightly knit and structured than its sister chateau, d’Armailhac. With more acidity showing, it performed as if it had just come off malolactic fermentation. Possessing a dense color along with copious notes of new...
The nose opens on pleasant smoky notes, followed by intense and powerful ripe berry fruit aromas, especially cassis and wild strawberry. Full-bodied and expansive on the palate, it displays close-knit tannins and a range of generous, varied flavours including blackberry, cherry, spice and liquorice.
ClercMilon 5Eme Cru Classe Half Bottle France 1997 (24 X 37.5Cl)
The wine has a fine, deep, intense colour. The complex bouquet displays notes of cocoa and vanilla, more subtle hints of smoke and tobacco-leaf and a fleeting suggestion of blackberry and humus. From the attack, it develops highly complex aromas around well-integrated tannins. The finely balanced structure combines wild berry fruit flavours (blackberry, bilberry) to give great richness on the palate, lengthening into a dense, substantial, highly expressive finish.