A very nice bordeaux with a little age. There's still nice dark fruit, but it's soft on the palate with just a little grip from tannin and a touch of iron, forest floor, and black plum. I think this window will be open for a while.
As this wine sits in the glass for 30 minutes, it's personality is starting to show. At first, it was a bit restrained telling me "I'm too young...", but then it opens up to tell you that this is a classic Pauillac wine. Gobs of black licorice, cassis, cedar, and anise. While still a little grippy on the finish, the tannins are not offensive and will soften with a few more years in bottle. 90 points today... Higher score in 2-3 years. Well made wine.
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(Chateau Clerc-Milon Pauillac) A denser hue than the equivalent d'Armailhac, with dark fruits showing a slightly warm and spicy character. Lovely weight on the palate, a supple style, well textured with ripe, well composed and balanced tannins. There is good acidity behind it too. This is really very good and has delicious potential for the cellar.
(Chateau Clerc-Milon Pauillac) An exotic fruit nose with real depth here, with pickling spice nuances of future complexity, overall a seductive welcome. There are lovely, svelte tannins, beautifully composed, and elegantly styled palate with a crisp acidic structure. This is a real success that will do well in the cellar.
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