-Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide No 7
Cedar, burning embers, licorice, black currants, and espresso notes jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored, firm, tannic, powerful, and muscular style of Clerc-Milon. Quite virile, a bit angular, but at the same time packed and stacked, full and concentrated, this impressive blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot actually has higher alcohol (13.2%) than the 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020+.
A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc and it was such a small crop that Philippe Dhalluin could not fill the vat. The 2002 has an airy, lifted floral bouquet that frankly puts both the 2000 and 2001 in the shade. Lovely definition, joyful ripe brambly red berry fruit mingling with bay and dried leaves – what is there not to love? The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent, fleshy opening laden with spicy red fruit, tobacco and white pepper, leading to a cohesive, punchy finish. Very impressive for the vintage – so fresh! Drink now-2024. Tasted April 2013.
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