Clerc Milon 2010

Product Details

Vintage
2010
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pauillac

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
94

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 Carmenere and Petit Verdot has a complex nose of cedar wood, red and black fruits, white chocolate and creme de cassis. A very powerful wine at 14.5% natural alcohol (quite high for a Medoc), 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, Wine Advocate #205 Feb 2013

(91-93 pts)
2010: The powerful 2010 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and the balance mostly Merlot except for dollops of Petit Verdot and Carmenere that achieved 14.5% natural alcohol - a record at Clerc Milon. An intense purple color is followed by notes of incense, creme de cassis and flowers and a broad, rich wine with superb purity, concentration and depth. This layered, expansive effort could turn out to be one of the finest this estate has ever made. Give it 3-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades.

Neal Martin
95

Tasted at the UGC in London and at Mouton-Rothschild. The Clerc-Milon has an explosive bouquet of wild strawberry, dark cherries and cassis that is beautifully defined and to be honest, puts the d’Armailhac ’10 in the shade. Philippe Dhalluin believes this is perhaps the finest vintage ever made. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe blackberry and minerals on the entry. It is beautifully balanced and more expressive than d’Armailhac, fanning out towards the finish with precocious, sweet black fruit balanced by a citric thread of acidity. Outstanding. Tasted November 2012.

(91-93 pts)
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Camenere is a little reticent at first, but after 2 minutes of rigorous coaxing evolves a very pure nose of macerated black cherries, blueberry and cassis with very fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a compact entry that seems to expand as it remain in the mouth. The tannins are a little more prominent than the d'Armailhac with a citrus-like freshness on the finish. It has a little more alcohol (14.5%) thanks to the Merlot compared to the others, but there it is what you might describe as a joyous Clerc-Milon. Drink 2015- Tasted April 2011.

Michael Schuster
90-92

5th Growth Pauillac [50CS/36M/11CF/2PV/1CA] Dense and minerally to smell but with a ‘blackberry / blueberry jelly’ Merlot fruit to the fore; very nicely balanced, rich, lively, juicy middleweight with a very fine grained tannin; elegant, dry-yet-ripe fruited and markedly mineral wine; long, fresh, very aromatic, and with a fine tenacity of flavour, excellent definition and fine, spicy length. Crisp, and aromatic and pebbly in style. Classic, that is. Will need 10 years minimum. 2022-35+ [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2011]

Wine Spectator
93-96

Offers a more rounded feel, with cassis, black licorice and plum sauce carried by very supple but substantial tannins and terrific acidity. The long finish has a solid tarry edge. Tasted non-blind. —J.M.

James Suckling
94

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.
-www.jamessuckling.com, 'Tasting Report: 2010 Bordeaux "More Great Vintage"', 3 Feb 2012