A bigger wine than Armailhac, the 2008 Clerc Milon displays a bold, velvety palate and a cornucopia of jammy, red berry fruit (no doubt from its notable 40% Merlot). Despite its curves, it has impressive power - round yet robust.
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. Drink: 2011 - 2026
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.
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.
Rose and currant aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a clean finish. A more delicate style Clerc.
In a brilliant location, next to Lafite and Mouton, Clerc Milon is another château in the famedMouton Rothschild trinity. Since 1985, it has done much work to improve its quality through bettervineyard management, better winemaking and by adding a higher percentage of Merlot to createfriendlier, yet more concentrated bottlings.Over the years, it has become a favourite of Robert Parker who often regards this château as "a must buy".
Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.