2006 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Wine Tasting Note

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In just a few years, this wine has truly blossomed. Now, you find a fresh, elegant, medium-bodied blast of cassis and cherry inflected with spice box, flowers, earth and tobacco notes. This is a good time to start drinking this gem.

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Ready for drinking, this charmer delivers tobacco, dark chocolate and sweet red fruits. Medium bodied and mature, the nose, followed by the sweet, fresh, ripe, red berry filled attack are far more interesting than the finish. Drink now age it for more development.

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Truffle, cocoa powder, blackberry and spice on the nose, with ripe, polished tannins, the structure to age and a fresh, crunchy, cassis finish. Give it a few more years to soften and come together.

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Earth, tobacco, cassis, spice and blackberry scents, soft, polished tannins and a fresh, spicy cassis finish are found in this charming Pauillac. The wine was made from a blend of blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Drink this now if you them young, or give it a few more years to develop.

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From an assemblage of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, the wine opens with tobacco, smoke, blackberries, cedar chest and floral aromas. The wine offers good concentration of flavor and is more powerful as well as tannic than many vintages of Clerc Milon. Although the tannins are polished, this is young and needs another 5 years before the tannins fade, the wine softens and begins to truly open up. This is a stylish Pauillac that still sells for a reasonable price for a classified Bordeaux wine.

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When to Drink Chateau Clerc Milon, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Clerc Milon can be enjoyed on the young side with a few hours of air. But I find it so much better with cellaring. The wine is usually better with 8-12 years of bottle age.

Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. In the best vintages, the wine will be at its best level of peak maturity between 10-25 years of age after the vintage. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Serving Chateau Clerc Milon with Wine and Food Pairing Tips

Chateau Clerc Milon is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Clerc Milon is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Clerc Milon is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

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