Last night I had dinner with my lady out on the town and drank a bottle of Ch Clerc Milon 1995.
It was superb, “a point”, very silky with a strong core of deep dark fruit, it got better and better as the air drifted through it.
Anyone with a bottle or a case in their cellar should be cracking it open and getting thoroughly involved.
The only problem I had was not being able to order a second as it was their last bot, gutting.
The 1995 Clerc-Milon, a 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc blend, reveals more tannin and grip than the 1996 (ironically, the 1995 has more of a 1996 vintage character, and vice versa for the 1996). This attractive dark ruby/purple-colored wine has impressive credentials, and may merit an outstanding score with another year or two in the bottle. It offers a gorgeous nose of roasted herbs, meats, cedar, cassis, spice, and vanillin. This dense, medium to full-bodied wine possesses outstanding levels of extract, plenty of glycerin, and a plush, layered, hedonistic finish. A luscious, complex wine, it reveals enough tannin and depth to warrant 15 or more years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2015. A sleeper.