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2005 Château Clerc Milon

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 93 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47760-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($75-$80) Full ruby-red. Superripe, almost syrupy aromas of cassis, licorice, graphite and coffee. Full, seamless and sweet, with a ripeness verging on exotic; but this is fat with fruit. An outsized Clerc-Milon with a relatively high 13.2% alcohol but also very good energy in the mouth. Finishes with terrific breadth and substantial ripe tannins. |This was very restrained in the barrel but is really opening up in bottle,| noted Dhalluin. A superb showing today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Fine and impressive even in this vintage, Clerc Milon's 2005 has a dense purple color and a beautifully sweet, creamy blackcurrant nose of cedar wood and flowers. Spicy, earthy, rich, and medium to full-bodied, it will probably be at its best between 2020 and 2035.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Offers fabulous aromas of currant, tar, lead pencil and mineral. Full-bodied, with supersoft tannins that caress the palate. Beautiful and impressive. A fabulous wine. The best Clerc in a very long time.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Very dark and very mineral on the nose. Then lots of sweetness on the front palate and finally a whack of still-dry tannins. Just a bit too dry and austere on the finish for a higher mark but this wine can certainly deliver pleasure.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 17.5

    Author: Loude
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: King3194
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: Pete
  • Self | Rating: 91

    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
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 89

    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
    Drink Dates: 2014-2024
    Author: ckmiller
  • Self | Rating: 93

    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.
    Author: Litig8tr
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Very good. This will age beautifully. Great value.
    Drink Dates: 2008
    Author: Paul R Eno
  • Self | Rating:

    Wine Spec #11 wine of the year - 2008
    Author: SamT
  • Self | Rating:

    young. tannic. Needs more time in the cellar
    Author: Argus2000
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 appellation between Mouton-Rothschild and Lafite-Rothschild, Clerc-Milon is comprised of 43 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Camernere. Over recent years, Cabernet plantings have decreased, being replaced with more Merlot. The 14,000 case production is dominated by Cabernet, giving it firm structure and age-ability.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1361 bottles owned
  • 259 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 259 collectors)