2022 Chateau Clerc MilonBlend from France
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"Château Clerc Milon 2022 embodies the intensity and concentration of the vintage. Bilberry and other wild berry notes accompanied by spice, pepper and a touch of violet comb...
- 94-96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 95-96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93-95 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 95 Georgina Hindle - Decanter
- 93-95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
- 95 Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux
- 91-93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
94-96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
As to the Grand Vin 2022 Château Clerc Milon, it reminds me of the 2018 with its full-bodied, ripe, yet elegant style. Cassis, graphite, espresso roast, and lead pencil notes define the aromatics, and it has a beautiful spine of acidity, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It shows the ripe, exuberant yet structured style of the vintage beautifully. The blend is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Carmenère, harvested between the 9th and 26th of September, with an alcohol content of 14.5%, a pH of 3.83, and an IPT of 74. The élevage here is 55% new French oak. Tasted multiple times with consistent notes.
95-96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
Focused and bright with plenty of fruit but oranges and minerals in the mid-palate. Really fresh with a fresh bitterness.
93-95 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2022 Clerc Milon is beautiful, offering up aromas of cherries, raspberries and plums mingled with hints of pencil shavings and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's taut and lively, with a vibrant core of fruit framed by fine, chalky tannins. Its clay-limestone terroir lends it a distinctive signature that sets it apart from the rest of the portfolio.
95 Georgina Hindle - Decanter
Fragrant, perfumed black berries and purple flowers. Smells intense and concentrated, deep, dark and rich. Bold and characterful from the first sip, supple and generous, a lovely shot of strawberry and red cherry fruit gives the tang and immediate excitement while the tannins, stoney and cool, enter and give the frame and focus for the finish. Really well made, great drive but plush at the same time, it’s silky yet well defined and also weighty and forward. A big mouthful that is just so juicy and fun, lively, expressive, well worked and so easy. A step-up from Pastourelle. Super accessible and really enjoyable with the sweet juicy tang that I adore and stony minerality on the finish that is moreish. Immediate pleasure on offer. 12.8% press wine. 1% Carmenere completes the blend. HVE3 certified. Ageing 18 months in French oak barrels, 55% new. 3.83pH.
93-95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
The 2022 Clerc Milon is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Carmenere. Deep garnet-purple in color, it races out with vivacious notes of fresh blackcurrants, black raspberries, and boysenberries, leading to touches of bay leaves, Indian spices, and garrigue. The full-bodied palate is packed with black fruit and savory layers, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with an herbal lift. pH 3.83, TPI 74.
95 Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux
The depths are evident in the velvety texture and colour, and it stretches out through the palate with slow confidence. Plenty of grip and supple tannins that cradle the cassis and bilberry fruit, studded with olive, cocoa bean, white pepper, slate, clear spice, intense phenolics and this is excellent quality. Caroline Artaud technical director. Old vine Carmanère no doubt helps add the spice and eucalyptus edge. 63% of production in this wine, 55% new oak, 3.83ph. 37hl/h yield.
91-93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The 2022 Clerc Milon is plump, juicy and vibrant, with terrific energy and tons of class. Sumptuous black cherry, gravel, licorice, menthol and spice are beautifully dialed up in this decidedly flamboyant edition of Clerc Milon.
"Château Clerc Milon 2022 embodies the intensity and concentration of the vintage. Bilberry and other wild berry notes accompanied by spice, pepper and a touch of violet combine in a rich and complex array. The freshness of liquorice and mineral notes is in perfect balance with the controlled power provided by silky, well-integrated tannins, revealing all the elegance and precision of this very fine wine. Black fruit flavours coupled with notes of cocoa powder linger long on the finish." Chateau
94-96 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
95-96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93-95 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 - Georgina Hindle - Decanter
93-95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
95 - Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux
91-93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, mocha, herb, game and strawberry|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha, herb, game, strawberry and raspberry|