Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Château Clerc-Milon, PAUILLAC, 5ème Grand Cru Classé
$135.70 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
This classed growth (5th) Pauillac has been made by the Mouton Rothschild team since its purchase by the late Baron Philippe in 1970.
The 2021 Clerc Milon is gorgeous. Beams of tannin lend energy and direction to an alluring Clerc Milon that marries fruit density with a classic sense of structure that is quite appealing. 92-94 Antonio Galloni.
The 2021 Clerc Milon is a success, bursting with aromas of blackberries, cassis and plums mingled with violets, tobacco leaf and nicely integrated new oak. Medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, it's deep, fleshy and complete, with a rich core of succulent fruit, beautifully polished tannins and a long, sapid finish, it's a compelling, characterful wine that transcends the vintage. 92-94 William Kelley
Sappy, concentrated, powerful, this is a wine that has a lot of power naturally and in a vintage like 2021, it runs the risk of being austere. Certainly you feel a sterner character than over the past few years, but there is flexibility in the tannins, and well-worked blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. Will benefit from fattening up through the mid palate over ageing, because all the elements are here. Caroline Artaud technical director as of this vintage. Strong candidate for upscore in bottle. 92 Jane Anson
Polished and well-structured red with a medium body and firm but creamy and broad tannins. Perfumed already, with sandalwood, blackberry and currant character. Crushed stones. Tea leaves, too. Firm and solid to the end. 93-94 James Suckling.