Clerc Milon 2009

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Wine Advocate

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 29/02/2012

This fat, fleshy, dense purple-colored 2009 exhibits abundant notes of creme de cassis, roasted espresso, chocolate, berry fruit and underling hints of high quality, unsmoked cigar tobacco. Composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and a touch of Carmenere, it reveals plenty of structure and tannin, but the evolved aromatics offer a deceptive view that the wine will be drinkable early on. I do not think this is the case as the tannins kick in once it hits the palate. This seriously endowed, powerful, boisterous, muscular Pauillac should hit its prime between 2017 and 2035.

Despite the fact there is 44% Merlot in this wine (blended with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Carmenere), this is a tannic, structured, backward Clerc Milon, which is atypical for this estate. Perhaps I just caught it at a time when the structure was dominating. It is a deep ruby/purple-hued, concentrated, impressively endowed effort that requires serious cellar age, 4-5 years minimum. It should last for 20-25 years. (Tasted two times.) (90-92+)

Neal Martin

The 2009 Clerc-Milon has more richness and depth than the d’Armailhac: black cherries, blueberry, cedar and touches of mint. This has a lot of generosity. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, fresh and harmonious with a persistent peppery finish that lingers in the mouth. This bottle is more representative than the one served blind at Farr's 2009 horizontal. Superb. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting. -, March 2019

Michael Schuster

[50CS/44M/4CF/1PV/1CA]Fine, sweet (Merlot) black and blueberry fruit - scented, and lightly minerally; nicely balanced medium full wine, moderately concentrated with a lively defining acidity and a moderate, fine grained tannin; ripe, sweet, fresh and supple to taste, long and graceful, with a particularly pleasing juicy quality rather than a grand impression; as so often a little more flesh (all that Merlot) than the d'Armailhac at a similar quality level. 2017-30