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2010 Château Clerc-Milon

Pauillac, 5me cru classé

PRICE:
$109.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
18 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"One the finest Clerc Milons I have ever tasted, and showing better from bottle than from barrel, this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and the rest a tiny bit of Carménère and Petit Verdot has a complex nose of cedar wood, red and black fruits, white chocolate and crème de cassis. A very powerful wine at 14.5% natural alcohol (quite high for a Médoc), this wine has impressive purity and texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel, relatively sweet tannin, but an already endearing complexity, length and richness that are hard to ignore. This is a superb effort and one of the wines that is usually reasonably priced among the classified growths." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #205
(WA, 02/01/2013)

Rating: 94


"Rock-solid, with layers of baker's chocolate and espresso lining the steeped plum and blackberry fruit flavors while intense charcoal fills in on the hefty finish. Backward now, but showing excellent intensity and dark fruit, with a tug of singed iron on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2030. Tasted twice, with consistent notes." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2013)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2018-2030


"Gorgeous currants and spices with licorice on the nose. Full body, with super integrated tannins and a long, long finish. The texture and beautiful fruit just wants you to drink this. Give it time but hard to wait. Try in 2016." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/03/2013)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2016


"The 2010 Clerc Milon has long been a favorite wine of mine. It has a gorgeous bouquet, with black cherries, raspberry preserve and a touch of Italian cured meat—all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied, with supple tannin, very good weight and grip and a keen line of acidity. It is still very backward, with hints of black truffle in a very persistent aftertaste. This is simply one of the finest wines from Clerc Milon in recent years. Tasted April 2017." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #231
(WA, 06/30/2017)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2035


"Moderately saturated ruby-red. Expressive, complex aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, cedar, lead pencil, tobacco and fresh herbs. Velvety and fine-grained in the mouth, with energetic dark fruit flavors accented by flowers, cedar and fresh herbs. Finishes with ripe tannins and excellent sneaky length. I like the impression of sheer size and fresh fruit." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2013)

Rating: 92


"Candied fruit, which reminds me slightly of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. That probably comes across as an insult, but it isn't meant as such! Slightly rough-hewn texture." Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 11/05/2014)

Rating: 16
Drink from: 2015-2027


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