Search Wine Tasting Notes

For a better Search Result, use the Advanced Wine Search. Else, enter the wine name and the vintage if desired, or the region for tasting notes. If you don’t get the result you’re seeking, either we do not have tasting notes on the wine or for that exact year. To help your search results, broaden your search to just the wine name and check for spelling errors. You can sort your results by ratings, vintage or alphabetically.

Château Clerc Milon

28 notes Sort by: Vintage - Name - Rating

2023
94
Cedar, flowers, mint, and red currants with a hint of Indian spice blend to produce the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, silky, and refined, with a purity to the red fruits, along with a touch of spice that lingers in the finish. While this will be delicious young, give it a bit of time in the bottle, as it will improve with age. Picking took place September 7-September 29. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot, and 1.5% Carmenere. 13.5% ABV, 3.83 pH. Drink from 2027-2050. 93-95 Pts.

Cedar, flowers, mint, and red currants with a hint of Indian spice blend to produce the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, silky, and refined, with a purity to the red fruits, along with a touch of spice that lingers in the finish. While this will be delicious young, give it a bit of time in the bottle, as it will improve with age. Picking took place September 7-September 29. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot, and 1.5% Carmenere. 13.5% ABV, 3.83 pH. Drink from 2027-2050. 93-95 Pts.

1,432 Views   Tasted
2023
91
Flowers, spice, wet earth, and red berries define the core of this wine. Medium-bodied, forward, fresh, and elegant, the wine is fruity, juicy, and charming, with just a hint of chocolate at the end of the finish. The wine blends 63% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Carmenere, and 1% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2026-2034. 90-92 Pts.

Flowers, spice, wet earth, and red berries define the core of this wine. Medium-bodied, forward, fresh, and elegant, the wine is fruity, juicy, and charming, with just a hint of chocolate at the end of the finish. The wine blends 63% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Carmenere, and 1% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2026-2034. 90-92 Pts.

334 Views   Tasted
2022
95
Spicy red fruits, flowers, cedar, tobacco leaf, and currants make an appearance in the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, fresh and elegant. The profile here is elegance, refinement, lift, and purity, along with a note of sweet chocolate on the very backend of the finish. This is going to be quite easy to enjoy in its youth. But, patience is a virtue. So give it some time in the bottle. as it will improve with age. The wine blends 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Carmenere. 14.5% ABV, 3.83 pH. Drink from 2026-2050. 94-96 Pts.

Spicy red fruits, flowers, cedar, tobacco leaf, and currants make an appearance in the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, fresh and elegant. The profile here is elegance, refinement, lift, and purity, along with a note of sweet chocolate on the very backend of the finish. This is going to be quite easy to enjoy in its youth. But, patience is a virtue. So give it some time in the bottle. as it will improve with age. The wine blends 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Carmenere. 14.5% ABV, 3.83 pH. Drink from 2026-2050. 94-96 Pts.

4,412 Views   Tasted
2021
93
Wet earth, cigar box, flowers, spice, espresso and red with black currants define the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is refined, elegant, fresh, and energetic with a soft-textured, finish that blends its red fruits, minty-freshness and olive characteristics. The wine blends 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Carmenere. Drink from 2026-2045.

Wet earth, cigar box, flowers, spice, espresso and red with black currants define the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is refined, elegant, fresh, and energetic with a soft-textured, finish that blends its red fruits, minty-freshness and olive characteristics. The wine blends 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Carmenere. Drink from 2026-2045.

484 Views   Tasted
You already find tobacco leaf, espresso, black plum, cigar box, and currants on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, elegant and polished. There is a fabulous sense of purity, gentleness in the tannins, and a slight, savory-edge in the finish that accompanies all those ripe berries. This is so good now, It is going to be quite easy to enjoy in its youth. The wine blends 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Carmenere, 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045. 92-94

You already find tobacco leaf, espresso, black plum, cigar box, and currants on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, elegant and polished. There is a fabulous sense of purity, gentleness in the tannins, and a slight, savory-edge in the finish that accompanies all those ripe berries. This is so good now, It is going to be quite easy to enjoy in its youth. The wine blends 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Carmenere, 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045. 92-94

1,415 Views   Tasted
2021
90
Flowers, cherries, spice and a dash of cinnamon ger the perfume going. The palate is elegant, soft, fresh, and refined with sweetness to the plums and cherries that are made even better by the hint of chocolate that sneaks in at the end of the finish. Forward, fresh, sweet ,and elegant, this is already disarmingly easy to taste. Drink from 2024-2034.

Flowers, cherries, spice and a dash of cinnamon ger the perfume going. The palate is elegant, soft, fresh, and refined with sweetness to the plums and cherries that are made even better by the hint of chocolate that sneaks in at the end of the finish. Forward, fresh, sweet ,and elegant, this is already disarmingly easy to taste. Drink from 2024-2034.

262 Views   Tasted
2020
94
The nose opens with a display of flowers, cherry pipe tobacco, spices, and currants. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, crisp, and clean, there is a nice sense of purity to the array of red fruits along with a touch of spice, and vibrancy in the refined, soft, mildly, dusty finish. This is going to be gorgeous to enjoy in its youth, although it clearly has the ability to age and improve for 2-3 decades with ease. Drink from 2025-2050.

The nose opens with a display of flowers, cherry pipe tobacco, spices, and currants. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, crisp, and clean, there is a nice sense of purity to the array of red fruits along with a touch of spice, and vibrancy in the refined, soft, mildly, dusty finish. This is going to be gorgeous to enjoy in its youth, although it clearly has the ability to age and improve for 2-3 decades with ease. Drink from 2025-2050.

1,935 Views   Tasted
With a floral, spicy, tobacco leaf, currant and chocolate filled perfume, the wine is elegant, fresh, supple and silky. There is a beautiful sweetness to the currants, cherries and plums in the mouth. The sensation of the Merlot comes through the blend more than usual as you find a touch of dark chocolate gently coating your palate in the finish, adding length, texture and complexity. This is so good now. But it is going to be even better with 7-9 years of age. The wine blends 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 13.3% ABV. 94-96 Pts

With a floral, spicy, tobacco leaf, currant and chocolate filled perfume, the wine is elegant, fresh, supple and silky. There is a beautiful sweetness to the currants, cherries and plums in the mouth. The sensation of the Merlot comes through the blend more than usual as you find a touch of dark chocolate gently coating your palate in the finish, adding length, texture and complexity. This is so good now. But it is going to be even better with 7-9 years of age. The wine blends 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 13.3% ABV. 94-96 Pts

2,250 Views   Tasted
2019
95
The large percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, 72%, (The highest percentage since 1986) seems to have added a lot of complexity here, as it was so ripe. Now, you find a complex array of flowers, spice, tobacco leaf, blackberries, and currants in the nose. Fresh, crisp, soft, sweet, and vibrant on the palate, the wine offers length, purity, freshness, and a finish loaded with sweet red fruits, a touch of peppery spice, and just a hint of savory, leafy herbs on the backend. This is in contention as the best vintage of Clerc Milon ever produced. Drink from 2027-2047.

The large percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, 72%, (The highest percentage since 1986) seems to have added a lot of complexity here, as it was so ripe. Now, you find a complex array of flowers, spice, tobacco leaf, blackberries, and currants in the nose. Fresh, crisp, soft, sweet, and vibrant on the palate, the wine offers length, purity, freshness, and a finish loaded with sweet red fruits, a touch of peppery spice, and just a hint of savory, leafy herbs on the backend. This is in contention as the best vintage of Clerc Milon ever produced. Drink from 2027-2047.

2,157 Views   Tasted
Flowers, chocolate, tobacco, blackberry and cassis are just some of the nuances you experience before reaching the silky, polished, refined core of fruit on the palate and in the finish. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and a mix of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It is interesting to note that 1986 was the last time Clerc Milon had this much Cabernet in the blend. 93-95 Pts

Flowers, chocolate, tobacco, blackberry and cassis are just some of the nuances you experience before reaching the silky, polished, refined core of fruit on the palate and in the finish. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and a mix of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It is interesting to note that 1986 was the last time Clerc Milon had this much Cabernet in the blend. 93-95 Pts

6,803 Views   Tasted
2018
95
This is clearly a new level of quality for Clerc Milon. The wine opens with a touch of smoke, crushed rock, violets, crème de cassis and spice. Elegant, soft, refined and fresh, the fruit feels just great on your palate with the perfect amount of vibrancy, giving you lift and more than ample fruit offering you length. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, the wine is 14.15%. Clearly, this is the best vintage ever produced at Clerc Milon!

This is clearly a new level of quality for Clerc Milon. The wine opens with a touch of smoke, crushed rock, violets, crème de cassis and spice. Elegant, soft, refined and fresh, the fruit feels just great on your palate with the perfect amount of vibrancy, giving you lift and more than ample fruit offering you length. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, the wine is 14.15%. Clearly, this is the best vintage ever produced at Clerc Milon!

2,235 Views   Tasted
A beautiful dark, inky cranberry color with purple edges, the wine is silky and deep with licorice, crushed rock, flowers and perfectly ripe crème de cassis. The wine is supple, structured and fresh, representing the sophisticated, refined side of Pauillac. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, reaching 14.15% ABV. The harvest took place September 17 to October 10. 60% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. There is so much going on with the 2018, you will want to age this wine for at least 8 years before popping a cork. Clearly, this is the best vintage ever produced at Clerc Milon! 94-96 Pts

A beautiful dark, inky cranberry color with purple edges, the wine is silky and deep with licorice, crushed rock, flowers and perfectly ripe crème de cassis. The wine is supple, structured and fresh, representing the sophisticated, refined side of Pauillac. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, reaching 14.15% ABV. The harvest took place September 17 to October 10. 60% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. There is so much going on with the 2018, you will want to age this wine for at least 8 years before popping a cork. Clearly, this is the best vintage ever produced at Clerc Milon! 94-96 Pts

3,896 Views   Tasted
2017
93
Minerality and salty tannins heighten the natural sweetness of the deep, red fruits. The wine has vitality, gentleness and the structure to age. The finish delivers ripe cassis, blackberry, licorice and even more rock and stone. Certainly this is one of the best vintages for Clerc Milon. An arrangement of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, the wine reached 13.2% ABV with a pH of 3.64. The harvest took place September 13 to September 29.

Minerality and salty tannins heighten the natural sweetness of the deep, red fruits. The wine has vitality, gentleness and the structure to age. The finish delivers ripe cassis, blackberry, licorice and even more rock and stone. Certainly this is one of the best vintages for Clerc Milon. An arrangement of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, the wine reached 13.2% ABV with a pH of 3.64. The harvest took place September 13 to September 29.

2,222 Views   Tasted
2016
95
Smoke a cigar in a flower store and surround yourself with a bushel of currants and red plums and you get the idea of the aromatics here. The wine is elegant, soft, silky, refined, and vibrant, with sweetness and purity to the red berries and spice in the finish. Drink from 2023-2040.

Smoke a cigar in a flower store and surround yourself with a bushel of currants and red plums and you get the idea of the aromatics here. The wine is elegant, soft, silky, refined, and vibrant, with sweetness and purity to the red berries and spice in the finish. Drink from 2023-2040.

3,894 Views   Tasted
The combination of all that juicy, red fruit, tobacco leaf, touch of dark cocoa and fresh, spicy fruits feels as good as it tastes. Medium bodied, refined and with ample structure to age, give it 7-9 years an this is going to be a very good Pauillac. The wine was made from blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere.

The combination of all that juicy, red fruit, tobacco leaf, touch of dark cocoa and fresh, spicy fruits feels as good as it tastes. Medium bodied, refined and with ample structure to age, give it 7-9 years an this is going to be a very good Pauillac. The wine was made from blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere.

6,436 Views   Tasted
What a super wine! This has depth of flavor, perfectly ripe, juicy, sweet, fresh cassis galore, soft, silky tannins and a finish that keeps on going. This should age without trouble for at least 30 years, but will start drinking well by its 10th birthday.

What a super wine! This has depth of flavor, perfectly ripe, juicy, sweet, fresh cassis galore, soft, silky tannins and a finish that keeps on going. This should age without trouble for at least 30 years, but will start drinking well by its 10th birthday.

4,447 Views   Tasted
Retaining its depth of color, the wine easily shows off its black raspberry, cassis, cocoa and floral notes. Silky tannins with a hint of salt and a purity of fruit with freshness for lift keep the layers of fruit on its toes.

Retaining its depth of color, the wine easily shows off its black raspberry, cassis, cocoa and floral notes. Silky tannins with a hint of salt and a purity of fruit with freshness for lift keep the layers of fruit on its toes.

5,163 Views   Tasted
With quite a dark ruby color, there is chocolate-covered black raspberry, plum, and cigar box with a floral nose. The palate has a richness that I've never seen here before. Concentrated, polished, silky, sweet and fresh, the wine is long with real depth of flavor, ending with a salty complexity in the finish. This is a new level of quality for Clerc Milon. Blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, this wine reached 13.6% ABV with a pH of 3.58. The harvest took place September 26 to October 15.

With quite a dark ruby color, there is chocolate-covered black raspberry, plum, and cigar box with a floral nose. The palate has a richness that I've never seen here before. Concentrated, polished, silky, sweet and fresh, the wine is long with real depth of flavor, ending with a salty complexity in the finish. This is a new level of quality for Clerc Milon. Blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, this wine reached 13.6% ABV with a pH of 3.58. The harvest took place September 26 to October 15.

4,928 Views   Tasted
2015
93
Floral and tobacco nuances pop right up before moving on to the elegant textured, black cherry, licorice and crushed rock characteristics found here. The wine offers energy and purity in its fruits with soft tannins in the finish.

Floral and tobacco nuances pop right up before moving on to the elegant textured, black cherry, licorice and crushed rock characteristics found here. The wine offers energy and purity in its fruits with soft tannins in the finish.

5,219 Views   Tasted
Elegance, purity and freshness are the hallmarks of this beauty. Medium/fulll bodied, with layers of alternating black cherry and cassis, you also find notes of spice box, tobacco and cedar. The smooth tannins and fresh dark red fruits in the finish resonate with crispness and length. This will age quite well.

Elegance, purity and freshness are the hallmarks of this beauty. Medium/fulll bodied, with layers of alternating black cherry and cassis, you also find notes of spice box, tobacco and cedar. The smooth tannins and fresh dark red fruits in the finish resonate with crispness and length. This will age quite well.

3,528 Views   Tasted
At the top of my score range, or even better is where this should end up. Rich in texture, silky tannins and ripe, pure, sweet, cassis with a crispness on the palate is the name of the game here.

At the top of my score range, or even better is where this should end up. Rich in texture, silky tannins and ripe, pure, sweet, cassis with a crispness on the palate is the name of the game here.

2,893 Views   Tasted
The essence of forest floor, freshly fallen leaves and the wrapper of a fine cigar mingle with sweet cherries and fennel to create the aromatics for this medium/full-bodied wine. Silky, elegant, charming and focused on perfectly ripened red fruits, there is a beguiling purity in the cherry finish, leaving a lasting memory on the palate. Blending 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, this wine reached 13.4% ABV with a pH of 3.63. 90 - 92 Pts

The essence of forest floor, freshly fallen leaves and the wrapper of a fine cigar mingle with sweet cherries and fennel to create the aromatics for this medium/full-bodied wine. Silky, elegant, charming and focused on perfectly ripened red fruits, there is a beguiling purity in the cherry finish, leaving a lasting memory on the palate. Blending 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, this wine reached 13.4% ABV with a pH of 3.63. 90 - 92 Pts

3,272 Views   Tasted
2014
92
Freshness, ripe, sweet, dark red fruits, soft, elegant tannins and an attractive, spicy, fresh, red berry finish, what more can you ask for in a young Pauillac?

Freshness, ripe, sweet, dark red fruits, soft, elegant tannins and an attractive, spicy, fresh, red berry finish, what more can you ask for in a young Pauillac?

4,376 Views   Tasted
Tobacco and forest floor infused with a spray of cedar, the wine is soft, polished, medium-bodied, fresh, complex, elegant and approachable. There is length and a suave charm in the zippy finish. Using 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.5. 91-93 Pts

Tobacco and forest floor infused with a spray of cedar, the wine is soft, polished, medium-bodied, fresh, complex, elegant and approachable. There is length and a suave charm in the zippy finish. Using 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.5. 91-93 Pts

4,038 Views   Tasted
2013
88
Elegant, early drinking, medium bodied Pauillac, with a floral, red berry and cassis character.

Elegant, early drinking, medium bodied Pauillac, with a floral, red berry and cassis character.

2,320 Views   Tasted
With espresso, plum and smoke on the nose, the medium/full-bodied wine is forward and open, ending with a simple blackberry note. From a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere, the yields were 23 hectares per hectare. The wine is aging in 50% new French oak. 88-89 Pts

With espresso, plum and smoke on the nose, the medium/full-bodied wine is forward and open, ending with a simple blackberry note. From a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere, the yields were 23 hectares per hectare. The wine is aging in 50% new French oak. 88-89 Pts

1,943 Views   Tasted
2012
91
With a floral, cassis, earth, thyme and black cherry nose, this soft styled wine will deliver tasty, early drinking pleasure.

With a floral, cassis, earth, thyme and black cherry nose, this soft styled wine will deliver tasty, early drinking pleasure.

3,880 Views   Tasted
With a floral, cassis, earth and black cherry nose, this soft styled wine will deliver tasty, early drinking pleasure.

With a floral, cassis, earth and black cherry nose, this soft styled wine will deliver tasty, early drinking pleasure.

3,101 Views   Tasted
This vintage represents the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon used in the blend over the past several decades at 60% . The rest of the blend includes 29% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere. The wine reached 13.6% ABV. Graphite, jammy black cherries, licorice and coffee bean scents open to a soft, fresh black raspberry-filled wine that should drink well with just a few years of bottle age. 90-92 Pts

This vintage represents the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon used in the blend over the past several decades at 60% . The rest of the blend includes 29% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere. The wine reached 13.6% ABV. Graphite, jammy black cherries, licorice and coffee bean scents open to a soft, fresh black raspberry-filled wine that should drink well with just a few years of bottle age. 90-92 Pts

4,107 Views   Tasted
2011
89
Fresh, lively, vibrant red fruits and spice, medium bodied, with an open, red plum and black cherry finish.

Fresh, lively, vibrant red fruits and spice, medium bodied, with an open, red plum and black cherry finish.

9,822 Views   Tasted
Polished, soft, fresh, forward and elegant, the lively, cassis and dark cherries are complicated by earthy, tobacco and spicy qualities. Open and easy to like, this is a very successful wine in this difficult year.

Polished, soft, fresh, forward and elegant, the lively, cassis and dark cherries are complicated by earthy, tobacco and spicy qualities. Open and easy to like, this is a very successful wine in this difficult year.

5,326 Views   Tasted
Blending 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and even amounts of Petit Verdot and Carmemere. Lead pencil, earth and cassis, this polished Pauillac ends with a long, fresh, bright cassis and mineral sensation. 90-91 Pts

Blending 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and even amounts of Petit Verdot and Carmemere. Lead pencil, earth and cassis, this polished Pauillac ends with a long, fresh, bright cassis and mineral sensation. 90-91 Pts

3,169 Views   Tasted
2010
94
Medium-bodied, and vibrant, this has entered the start of its prime-time drinking window. Now, you can enjoy the spicy edge you find on all the red fruits, flowers, tobacco, cedar, herbs, and mint leaves. Soft, silky, and refined, the finish focuses on its spice-tinged red berry cherry character. Allow the wine 1-2 hours in the decanter and it will offer up all its pleasures. Drink from 2022-2037.

Medium-bodied, and vibrant, this has entered the start of its prime-time drinking window. Now, you can enjoy the spicy edge you find on all the red fruits, flowers, tobacco, cedar, herbs, and mint leaves. Soft, silky, and refined, the finish focuses on its spice-tinged red berry cherry character. Allow the wine 1-2 hours in the decanter and it will offer up all its pleasures. Drink from 2022-2037.

5,220 Views   Tasted
Medium/full bodied, pure, fresh and clean, the wine is refined, elegant, energetic and polished, with a cored of ripe, sweet, red fruits that builds and expands. The tobacco, cedar, pepper and red fruits in the nose and finish feel as good as they taste. Give this until 2022 and the wine should be rocking'!

Medium/full bodied, pure, fresh and clean, the wine is refined, elegant, energetic and polished, with a cored of ripe, sweet, red fruits that builds and expands. The tobacco, cedar, pepper and red fruits in the nose and finish feel as good as they taste. Give this until 2022 and the wine should be rocking'!

6,803 Views   Tasted
A beauty in 2010, this is a great Pauillac with character. The cassis, tobacco and cedar character, coupled with the elegant tannins and freshness makes a great combination.

A beauty in 2010, this is a great Pauillac with character. The cassis, tobacco and cedar character, coupled with the elegant tannins and freshness makes a great combination.

6,608 Views   Tasted
Dark in color, the vibrant fruit and soft, polished ripe tannins are followed by a good denseness of raw material and richness of fruit on the palate. This is an attention seeking, well priced Pauillac. In another 7 years, give or take, this is going to be a treat.

Dark in color, the vibrant fruit and soft, polished ripe tannins are followed by a good denseness of raw material and richness of fruit on the palate. This is an attention seeking, well priced Pauillac. In another 7 years, give or take, this is going to be a treat.

8,213 Views   Tasted
Earthy, coffee bean, vanilla, spicy black raspberry, cedar chest, and fresh cassis notes create the bouquet. Concentrated with cassis, fresh, spicy black cherries, ripe, but powerful tannins, balance and freshness, this is still a baby. Give it at least 5 years of age, if you can keep your hands off it.

Earthy, coffee bean, vanilla, spicy black raspberry, cedar chest, and fresh cassis notes create the bouquet. Concentrated with cassis, fresh, spicy black cherries, ripe, but powerful tannins, balance and freshness, this is still a baby. Give it at least 5 years of age, if you can keep your hands off it.

6,287 Views   Tasted
Deeply colored, the wine opens with cassis, earth, forest floor and plum aromas. Round and elegant in nature, this Pauillac ends with polished black and red fruits. 91-93 Pts

Deeply colored, the wine opens with cassis, earth, forest floor and plum aromas. Round and elegant in nature, this Pauillac ends with polished black and red fruits. 91-93 Pts

7,503 Views   Tasted
Clerc Milon 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot ,11% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere make up the blend for the darkest color I recall seeing in Clerc Milon. Complex aromas of fresh herbs, cassis, forest scents, cedar wood and mocha open to smooth tannins, fleshy textures, brightness and a clean, cassis filled finish. 91-93 Pts

Clerc Milon 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot ,11% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere make up the blend for the darkest color I recall seeing in Clerc Milon. Complex aromas of fresh herbs, cassis, forest scents, cedar wood and mocha open to smooth tannins, fleshy textures, brightness and a clean, cassis filled finish. 91-93 Pts

6,645 Views   Tasted
2009
94
Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, spicy, and refined, there is a gorgeous sense of purity to the currants on the palate and the touches of flowers of spice add to the complexity. Drink from 2022-2039.

Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, spicy, and refined, there is a gorgeous sense of purity to the currants on the palate and the touches of flowers of spice add to the complexity. Drink from 2022-2039.

4,013 Views   Tasted
Starting to show really well, the wine is fresh, bright, medium-bodied and filled to the brim with sweet, juicy, lifted red fruits, spice box, earth and tobacco leaf. Elegant, soft and refined, the fruit is the right mix of juicy, vibrant, luscious and refined. Still young, you can drink this now with an hour of air, but if you give it another few years, it is going to be even better! 2009 was the first vintage for Jean Emmanuel Danjoy who will be taking over as technical director at Mouton Rothschild.

Starting to show really well, the wine is fresh, bright, medium-bodied and filled to the brim with sweet, juicy, lifted red fruits, spice box, earth and tobacco leaf. Elegant, soft and refined, the fruit is the right mix of juicy, vibrant, luscious and refined. Still young, you can drink this now with an hour of air, but if you give it another few years, it is going to be even better! 2009 was the first vintage for Jean Emmanuel Danjoy who will be taking over as technical director at Mouton Rothschild.

4,397 Views   Tasted
With a ruby hue, the Asian spice, smoke, spice and cigar box aromas are easily found. Silky, soft and polished, there is a sense of refinement in the fruit along with a slight chocolate sensation. The fresh, ripe character of the fruit in the finish make this a vintage for early drinking, or one that consumers can age. 2009 was the first vintage for the new director, Jean Emmanuel Danjoy.

With a ruby hue, the Asian spice, smoke, spice and cigar box aromas are easily found. Silky, soft and polished, there is a sense of refinement in the fruit along with a slight chocolate sensation. The fresh, ripe character of the fruit in the finish make this a vintage for early drinking, or one that consumers can age. 2009 was the first vintage for the new director, Jean Emmanuel Danjoy.

7,086 Views   Tasted
Coffee, licorice, truffle, blackberry and tobacco scents lead to a lush, sweet, round and ripe wine that delivers sweet black cherries and spice and soft, plush textures.

Coffee, licorice, truffle, blackberry and tobacco scents lead to a lush, sweet, round and ripe wine that delivers sweet black cherries and spice and soft, plush textures.

9,076 Views   Tasted
Cedar, cassis, tobacco, blackberry, earth and spice aromas were all over the place. This blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenère creates a wine that combines freshness, clean fruit, cassis and round tannins. There is ample concentration of raw materials to allow the wine and evolve, yet it will drink well young.

Cedar, cassis, tobacco, blackberry, earth and spice aromas were all over the place. This blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenère creates a wine that combines freshness, clean fruit, cassis and round tannins. There is ample concentration of raw materials to allow the wine and evolve, yet it will drink well young.

10,072 Views   Tasted
2009 Clerc Milon, with its cassis, oak, caramel, and dark berry scented perfume, is inviting. This full bodied wine ends with boysenberries, cassis, and spice. This lighter style of Pauillac has not always been my favorite because of lack of concentration. 2009 is a big step forward. This is a very nice wine. 91/93 Pts

2009 Clerc Milon, with its cassis, oak, caramel, and dark berry scented perfume, is inviting. This full bodied wine ends with boysenberries, cassis, and spice. This lighter style of Pauillac has not always been my favorite because of lack of concentration. 2009 is a big step forward. This is a very nice wine. 91/93 Pts

10,248 Views   Tasted
2008
91
Starting to show just a hint of lightening in the color, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, soft and offers its red fruit and licorice with ease. Classic in style, with a reserved character, you can drink this now, or age it a few more years to gain more nuances to accompany all that fresh, juicy, tobacco filled cassis..

Starting to show just a hint of lightening in the color, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, soft and offers its red fruit and licorice with ease. Classic in style, with a reserved character, you can drink this now, or age it a few more years to gain more nuances to accompany all that fresh, juicy, tobacco filled cassis..

4,183 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied, structured and on the firm side of the style range for Clerc Milon, the wine is young, lacking the depth and excitement found in the next series of vintages.

Medium bodied, structured and on the firm side of the style range for Clerc Milon, the wine is young, lacking the depth and excitement found in the next series of vintages.

7,377 Views   Tasted
Scents of chocolate, licorice, cassis, cherry, mint, coffee and stone open to a medium/full bodied, soft textured wine, ending with a tart, black cherry filled finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot .

Scents of chocolate, licorice, cassis, cherry, mint, coffee and stone open to a medium/full bodied, soft textured wine, ending with a tart, black cherry filled finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot .

7,061 Views   Tasted
Clerc Milon was already closing down. With coaxing, earth, tobacco, cedar and cassis aromas could be found. This lighter style of Pauillac wine ends with a chocolate covered, cherry finish. The vintage of Clerc Milon to buy remains the 2009.

Clerc Milon was already closing down. With coaxing, earth, tobacco, cedar and cassis aromas could be found. This lighter style of Pauillac wine ends with a chocolate covered, cherry finish. The vintage of Clerc Milon to buy remains the 2009.

7,196 Views   Tasted
08 Château Clerc Milon was deep ruby. Black fruit with a hint of oak on the nose. The finish showed great purity with its red and black fruit profile. An elegantly styled wine. 89-91 Pts

08 Château Clerc Milon was deep ruby. Black fruit with a hint of oak on the nose. The finish showed great purity with its red and black fruit profile. An elegantly styled wine. 89-91 Pts

6,763 Views   Tasted
2007
88
Medium bodied, earthy, cedar dominated character with crisp, peppery, red fruits in the finish.

Medium bodied, earthy, cedar dominated character with crisp, peppery, red fruits in the finish.

5,891 Views   Tasted
Lighter in style and delivering all it has to offer today, with its earthy, tapenade and cherry profile, drink this over the next few years.

Lighter in style and delivering all it has to offer today, with its earthy, tapenade and cherry profile, drink this over the next few years.

4,949 Views   Tasted
2006
91
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.

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.

4,304 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

4,986 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

5,985 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

6,394 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

8,185 Views   Tasted
2005
93
Firm, fresh, floral and crunchy, with a focus on its lifted red fruits with their spicy accent. Medium-bodied with lift and energy, the discreet, almost reserved finish serves up a nice display of red currants, spice and herbs. Drink from 2023-2035.

Firm, fresh, floral and crunchy, with a focus on its lifted red fruits with their spicy accent. Medium-bodied with lift and energy, the discreet, almost reserved finish serves up a nice display of red currants, spice and herbs. Drink from 2023-2035.

4,496 Views   Tasted
This has turned the corner and is now just great to drink. The nose shows secondary notes. The tannins have softened, the fruit is there, but so are the earthy, spicy, tobacco, cedar and cherry nuances. Drink this now, or wait a few more years as this is just now entering its prime time drinking window.

This has turned the corner and is now just great to drink. The nose shows secondary notes. The tannins have softened, the fruit is there, but so are the earthy, spicy, tobacco, cedar and cherry nuances. Drink this now, or wait a few more years as this is just now entering its prime time drinking window.

6,105 Views   Tasted
Silky, smooth, delicious, polished, sweet, dark red fruits and tobacco with some, refined tannins left to resolve and a kick of fresh, juicy, cassis in the finish. Give this a few more years to develop.

Silky, smooth, delicious, polished, sweet, dark red fruits and tobacco with some, refined tannins left to resolve and a kick of fresh, juicy, cassis in the finish. Give this a few more years to develop.

6,749 Views   Tasted
Cigar box and cedar wood along with cassis and blackberry are available in the open nose. Soft and elegant on the palate, with a fresh, crisp, refined red berry center, this is only going to get better with another 3-5 years of bottle age.

Cigar box and cedar wood along with cassis and blackberry are available in the open nose. Soft and elegant on the palate, with a fresh, crisp, refined red berry center, this is only going to get better with another 3-5 years of bottle age.

7,532 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied and loaded with tobacco, earth, cassis and dark berries, this soft, elegant, refined, fresh Pauillac will probably drink well young. Give it a few more years. The wine was produced from a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere.

Medium bodied and loaded with tobacco, earth, cassis and dark berries, this soft, elegant, refined, fresh Pauillac will probably drink well young. Give it a few more years. The wine was produced from a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere.

6,250 Views   Tasted
2004
88
Earth, cigar box, blackberry and green pepper on the nose. There is a hint of dryness on the palate in the singed, cassis finish. This is ready to drink.

Earth, cigar box, blackberry and green pepper on the nose. There is a hint of dryness on the palate in the singed, cassis finish. This is ready to drink.

3,211 Views   Tasted
Cedar wood, spice, earth and dark cherry aromas, medium body and an open, ready to drink, soft, red berry personality. The wine was produced from a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere.

Cedar wood, spice, earth and dark cherry aromas, medium body and an open, ready to drink, soft, red berry personality. The wine was produced from a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere.

5,459 Views   Tasted
2003
90
With wet earth, spice box, truffle tobacco and fresh blackberries on the nose, this medium bodied, finesse styled wine avoids the over ripe qualities many wines suffer from in this vintage. Soft and close to fully mature, there is a dusty quality to tannins in the dark chocolate and cassis finish.

With wet earth, spice box, truffle tobacco and fresh blackberries on the nose, this medium bodied, finesse styled wine avoids the over ripe qualities many wines suffer from in this vintage. Soft and close to fully mature, there is a dusty quality to tannins in the dark chocolate and cassis finish.

6,133 Views   Tasted
With the patina of age in the color, tobacco, forest floor and fresh herbs dominate the perfume in this cassis filled wine. Medium bodied, with some dryness in the cherry dominated finish, if you own any, drink up as this wine is not going to get better. The wine was produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenere and 3% Cabernet Franc.

With the patina of age in the color, tobacco, forest floor and fresh herbs dominate the perfume in this cassis filled wine. Medium bodied, with some dryness in the cherry dominated finish, if you own any, drink up as this wine is not going to get better. The wine was produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenere and 3% Cabernet Franc.

4,813 Views   Tasted
Tobacco, cedar, smoke, cassis, s[ice and wet earth. Soft and round in texture, with a juicy mouthful of fresh cassis, this medium/full bodied wine is maturing at a rapid pace.

Tobacco, cedar, smoke, cassis, s[ice and wet earth. Soft and round in texture, with a juicy mouthful of fresh cassis, this medium/full bodied wine is maturing at a rapid pace.

9,341 Views   Tasted
2002
90
A solid wine that is drinking well at 12 years of age. Lots of fresh, ripe cassis, forest floor, tobacco, cherries and earth. Soft, charming and vibrant, this is quite nice today. The wine was produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

A solid wine that is drinking well at 12 years of age. Lots of fresh, ripe cassis, forest floor, tobacco, cherries and earth. Soft, charming and vibrant, this is quite nice today. The wine was produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

4,170 Views   Tasted
2001
89
Vibrant, medium bodied with a bright, red berry quality to the fruit, the wine is probably close to fully mature. The wine was produced an unusual blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Vibrant, medium bodied with a bright, red berry quality to the fruit, the wine is probably close to fully mature. The wine was produced an unusual blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

3,532 Views   Tasted
2000
91
Soft, fresh and open, this medium bodied wine serves up fresh cassis, blackberry, forest floor and tobacco in the nose. Polite and refined, this is drinking well today. The wine was produced from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot.

Soft, fresh and open, this medium bodied wine serves up fresh cassis, blackberry, forest floor and tobacco in the nose. Polite and refined, this is drinking well today. The wine was produced from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot.

4,753 Views   Tasted
Following the 2009 Clerc Milon, this is my favorite vintage, and it's drinking perfect today with its earthy, tobacco, cassis and cedar chest aromas. More of a finesse Pauillac in style, the medium bodied wine offers pure, ripe, soft cassis and spice in the finish. The wine was produced with an unusual blend for the property, 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot.

Following the 2009 Clerc Milon, this is my favorite vintage, and it's drinking perfect today with its earthy, tobacco, cassis and cedar chest aromas. More of a finesse Pauillac in style, the medium bodied wine offers pure, ripe, soft cassis and spice in the finish. The wine was produced with an unusual blend for the property, 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot.

6,361 Views   Tasted
1996
90
From a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and 12% Cabernet Franc, this fully mature Pauillac displayed cassis, tobacco and truffle in the aromas. With a medium body, this Pauillac ended with with sweet, black cherries and spice flavors. This Bordeaux wine is fully mature. There is no reason to age it any longer as it will not improve much from here.

From a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and 12% Cabernet Franc, this fully mature Pauillac displayed cassis, tobacco and truffle in the aromas. With a medium body, this Pauillac ended with with sweet, black cherries and spice flavors. This Bordeaux wine is fully mature. There is no reason to age it any longer as it will not improve much from here.

7,497 Views   Tasted
Cassis, plum and hints of earth make up the perfume. Medium bodied and uncomplicated, the wine finishes with fresh strawberry and plum flavors.

Cassis, plum and hints of earth make up the perfume. Medium bodied and uncomplicated, the wine finishes with fresh strawberry and plum flavors.

7,155 Views   Tasted
Cassis, blackberry, olives and herbal notes made up the perfume. Already mature, this easy drinking Pauillac ended with bitter chocolate and backberry flavors.

Cassis, blackberry, olives and herbal notes made up the perfume. Already mature, this easy drinking Pauillac ended with bitter chocolate and backberry flavors.

8,731 Views   Tasted
1989
87
This has slipped past its prime time window. Light in the palate and nose, this easy drinking style of wine is not bad, it’s just simple, lacks excitement and requires immediate drinking.

This has slipped past its prime time window. Light in the palate and nose, this easy drinking style of wine is not bad, it’s just simple, lacks excitement and requires immediate drinking.

3,407 Views   Tasted
This starts with black fruit, licorice, camphor and coffee notes on the nose. Full bodied with a nice finish of licorice tinged cassis. This wine is fully mature and should be enjoyed sooner than later. The fruit has already started fading.

This starts with black fruit, licorice, camphor and coffee notes on the nose. Full bodied with a nice finish of licorice tinged cassis. This wine is fully mature and should be enjoyed sooner than later. The fruit has already started fading.

2,680 Views   Tasted