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2005 Clerc Milon Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Fifth Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Fifth Growth
Producer Notes

A fifth-growth chateau that consistently outperforms its rank, Clerc-Milon is part of the famous Rothschild family of estates. Purchased by Baron Philippe for a song in 1970 after it had fallen into extreme disrepair, the property saw a period of investment and re-habilitation and began again putting out quality wines in the early 1980s. Located in the northernmost region of the Pauillac... More »

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91
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2027
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Pete
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 02/05/2013
Drink Dates 2015-2030
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Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.572%
Tasted On 08/10/2012

This is aging nicely and is in good form right now. It has an interesting nutty, fruitcake aroma. Black currants, plum, some graphite and a nice hint of spice. The tannins are settling in and blend well. An excellent wine but I can't see the 95 WS gives it.

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Author ckmiller
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.237%
Tasted On 03/06/2011
Drink Dates 2014-2024

Needs some more time in the bottle (March 2011). Started tightly wound, with forest floor, mushroom, and damp wood, but without much depth. Opened up some after three hours in the decanter, but still requires more cellaring

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Author SamT
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.014%
Tasted On 11/25/2010

Wine Spec #11 wine of the year - 2008

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Author King3194
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.778%
Tasted On 01/13/2009
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Author Loude
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.444%
Tasted On 12/27/2009
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Author Argus2000
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 84.211%
Tasted On 02/19/2009

young. tannic. Needs more time in the cellar

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Author Paul R Eno
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 79.545%
Tasted On 09/12/2008
Drink Dates 2008

Very good. This will age beautifully. Great value.

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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.255%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

A very structured, but well proportioned Pauillac that weaves in notes of barrel smoke, tar and graphite to the succulent, red fruit based core. Clerc is balanced to a T and as aristocratic as any Pauillac could aspire to be. Another great candidate for the cellar

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