Clerc Milon 2008

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2008 Clerc Milon offers attractive aromas of toast, black currants and forest floor. Deep, full-bodied, rich, elegant and moderately tannic, this impressively endowed 2008 is an outstanding success from the Mouton Rothschild staff (who are responsible for making this wine). It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and should drink well for 15 years.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

Aromas of sweet tobacco interwoven with cedar, black currants, and subtle smoky menthol emerge from the medium-bodied 2008 Clerc Milon. While slightly austere, it exhibits sweet black currant fruit along with hints of mocha and underbrush. Its substantial tannins are neither aggressive nor unripe, and the wine reveals the beautiful purity and seamlessness that are the hallmarks of so many 2008s.

Score: 89/91Robert Parker, RobertParker.com, April 2009

The 2008 Clerc-Milon has an intense pencil lead nose that is just quintessential Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, dense black fruit, closing in towards the finish where I would have just liked more complexity and precision to show through. Give this another year or two in bottle. 2018 - 2030

Score: 91Neal Martin, vinous.com, February 2018

Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Clerc-Milon 2008 has an earthy, broody bouquet with dark plum, blackberry and cedar aromas, a saline note in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine delineation and good substance. It is a little oaky on the tobacco-tinged finish but there is enough fruit to back it up. Very fine. Tasted January 2012.

Score: 91Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, January 2012

Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Clerc-Milon 2008 has an earthy, broody bouquet with dark plum, blackberry and cedar aromas, a saline note in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine delineation and good substance. It is a little oaky on the tobacco-tinged finish but there is enough fruit to back it up. Very fine. Tasted January 2012.

Score: 91Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, January 2012

Again, this is very tight on the nose, lots of cedar, graphite aromas, tightly wound and more introverted like the d'Armailhac. Blackberry, smoke and a touch of pencil lead. Thick chewy tannins on the entry, blackberry, briary, cedar and then great persistency on the finish, the back-palate with lovely pure black fruits than linger. Cigar box towards the finish that is cut through with a citrus edge - but it clams up on the finish. Long-term.

Score: 90/92Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2009

Rose and currant aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a clean finish. A more delicate style Clerc

Score: 88/91James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2009

Lots of blue still in the purple. Dense, polished, sweet start. Lots of acidity. Difficult to read. Well polished plums Looks much more developed than its stablemate Armailhac. Savoury notes with a little tarmacadam. Very dry and only medium weight on the palate - not that luscious or ripe. . But maybe just a little bit too tart for comfort?One of the 'greener' Pauillacs.

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2009

The fruit on the nose is sweet very black fruit in character and this gives depth on the palate.
There is lots of blackcurrant some black cherry all enriched by dark chocolate and black truffles.
The back palate has richness complexity and length of flavour. 2014-2026.

Score: 92Derek Smedley MW, November 2012

Blackcurrant is very much in evidence given an added concentration by the underpinning sloe. The palate has real concentration of flavour, rounded tannins enrich. Towards the back coffee and chocolate give richness whilst the black truffle adds to the complexity.

Score: 90/93Derek Smedley MW, April 2009

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