Chateau Clerc Milon Pastourelle de Clerc Milon Pauillac 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pauillac|
|Brand||Chateau Clerc Milon|
Ripe fruit shines in this wine. With its rich tannins and soft texture, this second wine is made from a mix of young vines and a selection of barrels not suitable for the top wine. It has a juicy red fruits, a jammy ripe character and will age quickly. This wine will be released in 2020. Drink from 2024.
Composed of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Pastourelle de Clerc Milon is a second wine of Clerc Milon, representing an earlier drinking style designed specifically for the on-trade. It is usually released a bit later (after two to three years' aging) by the Chateau in order to be consumed upon release. Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Pastourelle de Clerc Milon features an open-knit, earthy/meaty nose of damp soil, smoked meats and new leather with a core of warm red currants and blackberries plus a touch of garrigue. Medium-bodied, it reveals plenty of savory layers with a chewy frame and lively lift to the finish.
The 2015 Pastourelle de Clerc Milon is a gorgeous second wine from Clerc-Milon. Forward and supple, the 2015 fleshes out in the glass with lovely density and volume. Ripe plum, blueberry, menthol and spice notes give the 2015 much of its seductive personality. Clerc-Milon releases the Pastourelle with some bottle age, when it is ready to drink, with the goal of arriving at a wine list in $100/bottle range. The 2015 is flat-out delicious. The blend is 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
Tasty plum and cassis flavors form the core in this red, with light anise and iron notes filling in behind. Shows good focus and cut through the finish, where fresh acidity lets the fruit detail and minerality linger in unison. Best from 2019 through 2023.