2011 Clerc Milon

Clerc Milon

90Average Score
Red
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£810.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 17 Marketplace
£70.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
90
Critic Notes

There are spicy notes in this wine which has some 50-year old Carmenere in the blend this year (1%) since it was ripe enough to include it. Clerc Milon has just over 5 hectares total. Spicy aromatic notes with great lift and wonderful concentration in mid palate and finish. It is a powerful Pauillac with 40% of Merlot on clay and limestone along with gravel. AsianPalate.com

Score: 92-93/100Jeannie Cho Lee MW

This is a racy young wine with currants and blueberries on the nose and palate. Full and very silky with fine tannins and a balanced finish. A little muscular and lean. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, and 1% Carmenere. jamessuckling.com

Score: 91-92/100James Suckling

Firm deep colour and fine briary spice nose, very good depth, very Pauillac, full of character and potential complexity. Drink 2017-2030. Decanter.com

Score: 17-/20Decanter

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. TheWineCellarInsider.com

Score: 90-91/100Jeff Leve

54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenère. Sweet, creamy, oaky, spicy nose, hint of coffee. Fresh and spicy on the palate too and a little cedary. Not the same freshness as the Armailhac, though it is fresh, but very silky tannins, seems you could almost drink it now. jancisrobinson.com

Score: 16.5-/20Jancis Robinson

Streamlined and refined and full of sap and juice. I'm tempted to say this si a bit simpler than in previous years but certainly of fine quality and with nice length and good, round tannin.

Score: 16-/20FINE+RARE

The 2011 Clerc-Milon, a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 1% Carmenere and 1% Petit Verdot, has a lifted sorbet bouquet that usually seems more extravagant and precocious than d’Armailhac. The palate shows slightly higher acidity than the d’Armailhac (pH 3.65 compared to 3.75 for the d’Armailhac.). It is slightly pinched at the moment, very linear and strict with a little hardness on the finish that should soften with time. This will be more representative after bottling. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

Score: 88-90/100Neal Martin

Administrator Philippe Dhalluin has produced a firmly structured 2011 Clerc Milon that displays notes of red and dark cherries intermixed with earthy, dusty characteristics, medium body and good purity. Slightly angular, it will benefit from some bottle age, and should evolve for 15 or more years. The only troublesome element is the tartness in the finish, which should soften and dissipate in several years. Apr 2014, www.robertparker.com

Score: 88-/100Robert Parker

Displays a strong tobacco leaf edge from the start, along with smoke and singed balsam wood notes, all weaving around a core of dark plum and black cherry fruit. A touch firm in the end right now, but shows very good range. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

Score: -/100Wine Spectator
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pauillac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pauillac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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