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Clerc Milon 2004

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

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Tasting Notes

This outstanding effort displays loads of cassis fruit interwoven with notions of espresso roast, white chocolate, and menthol. It possesses a terrific front end, good mid-section, and moderately high tannin in the finish. Approximately 15,000 cases were produced. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (171), June 2007

Very Cabernet on the nose, with lots of currants and hints of oak. Full-bodied, chewy and rich, with a long finish. Shows potential.

James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 05), April 2005

A good effort here in a wine that is softer and sweeter than its Mouton stablemate d'Armailhac. Very very dark blackish purple. Nice spicy nose, very round supple start. Attractively open, if light, nose already. A certain meatiness on the nose and then pretty light on the palate with dry tannins on the finish. Not tarted up, perfectly honest, but probably slightly lower yields would have yielded a slightly more interesting wine. Just a little bit too much inkiness rather than body. Honest though. Amazingly forward. Lots of black cherry fruit then the fine tannins and, just, sufficient acidity. Good classic Médoc if not necessarily Pauillac. Drink 2011-17

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005
Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, January 2008

Despite the 2004's attractive black fruit characteristic, excellent depth, and hints of chocolate, roasted herbs, and smoke, its steely background, monolithic character, firmness, austerity, tart acidity, and tannins are worrisome. Hopefully, it will age in a positive manner, along the lines of the 1988. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (165), June 2006
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