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Clerc Milon 1999

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

The 1999 Clerc-Milon shows better than a previous example that was part of a vertical in 2013. It has aged more gracefully than the 1999 d’Armailhac on the nose, which features blackberry, juniper berries and just a faint touch of cough candy. The palate is well balanced with good density. This is a broad-shouldered Clerc-Milon, weighty in the mouth, with thick tannin and layers of red fruit laced with peppercorns, spice and cedar toward the finish. While not at the same level as recent vintages, I can see this continuing to age in bottle. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the estate. Drink 2019-2030.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, September 2019
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Very attractive aromas of currants and spices follow through to a medium bodied palate, with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Best after 2004. 13080 cases made.

James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002

Like Armailhac, made by the Mouton Rothschild team. Also a deep colour but a bit more structure. Chunky wine.

Farr Vintners, June 2000
Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (Jun 2000), June 2000
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