Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

9.248 ratings on Delectable
$79.95

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... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Still a baby

Still a baby

8.9

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose; dark cassis, blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, caramel, dark, rich soil, dry stones, caramel, dry stems, fresh violets & dark, fresh & dry florals. The body is full, round, lush, thick with nicely resolved, soft, velvety tannins. It glides in the over the palate. Creamy, lush, thick; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum and poached strawberries bring up the rear of the fruits. Mocha chocolate, caramel, dark soil, stones, steeped tea, crushed rocks, bramble, suede leather, liquid violets, fresh dark florals & acidity is soft and perfect. The finish is flat out pure elegance. Creamy fruits and beautiful complimentary soft, semi-sweet earthiness. This is my first of bottle of 10. I'll have another each year for the next nine years. Enjoy noting the changes in the bottle. It's drinking beautifully and has at least another 10 plus years of good drinking ahead. Photos of; Clerc Milon, their barrel room, private tasting room and our friend Jean who is their Winemaker since 09. Prior to that he was the Assistant Winemaker at Opus One for 10 years. He is perhaps the nicest person we've met. We are not the only ones to say that. He was nice enough to allow us to work the 12 Clerc harvest and scheduled a dinner for us at Chateau Mouton Rothschild. An amazing dinner accompanied by 76 Mouton out of 6L. Andy Warhol did the label. He also managed for us to have lunch with the Baroness the next day where 82 Mouton was served. May she RIP. Sadly, she passed away just short of two years later. The Clerc vineyards are adjacent to Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Love the two Baffoons on their label. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there! Cheers.

On the nose; dark cassis, blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, caramel, dark, rich soil, dry stones, caramel, dry stems, fresh violets & dark, fresh & dry florals. The body is full, round, lush, thick with nicely resolved, soft, velvety tannins. It glides in the over the palate. Creamy, lush, thick; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum and poached strawberries bring up the rear of the fruits. Mocha chocolate, caramel, dark soil, stones, steeped tea, crushed rocks, bramble, suede leather, liquid violets, fresh dark florals & acidity is soft and perfect. The finish is flat out pure elegance. Creamy fruits and beautiful complimentary soft, semi-sweet earthiness. This is my first of bottle of 10. I'll have another each year for the next nine years. Enjoy noting the changes in the bottle. It's drinking beautifully and has at least another 10 plus years of good drinking ahead. Photos of; Clerc Milon, their barrel room, private tasting room and our friend Jean who is their Winemaker since 09. Prior to that he was the Assistant Winemaker at Opus One for 10 years. He is perhaps the nicest person we've met. We are not the only ones to say that. He was nice enough to allow us to work the 12 Clerc harvest and scheduled a dinner for us at Chateau Mouton Rothschild. An amazing dinner accompanied by 76 Mouton out of 6L. Andy Warhol did the label. He also managed for us to have lunch with the Baroness the next day where 82 Mouton was served. May she RIP. Sadly, she passed away just short of two years later. The Clerc vineyards are adjacent to Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Love the two Baffoons on their label. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there! Cheers.

9.3

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

I must say I was a little reluctant to open the 05 this early but since I have a fair amount of it, I figured why not check in on it. Clerc Milon is normally a long cellared wine. This property sits adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, shares the same ownership and since 09 is made by our friend Jean. Perhaps, the nicest person I've ever know. Nice enough to let us work with him on the 12 harvest. Jean was also the assistant Winemaker at Opus One for 10 years prior to making Clerc Milon. His 09 & 10 Clerc Milon's are stunning...not to mention a very worthy 12 with our help!

I must say I was a little reluctant to open the 05 this early but since I have a fair amount of it, I figured why not check in on it. Clerc Milon is normally a long cellared wine. This property sits adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, shares the same ownership and since 09 is made by our friend Jean. Perhaps, the nicest person I've ever know. Nice enough to let us work with him on the 12 harvest. Jean was also the assistant Winemaker at Opus One for 10 years prior to making Clerc Milon. His 09 & 10 Clerc Milon's are stunning...not to mention a very worthy 12 with our help!

9.2

Abigail Sharp Kellie Delectable Pro

General Manager Dedalus Wine Shop

Lovely vintage

Lovely vintage

9.1