1999 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This 1999 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and 18% Cabernet Franc. The saturated purple-colored 1999 displays a dense, flamboyant bouquet of roasted herbs, cedar, cassis, new saddle leather, and espresso. It is soft, seductive, velvety-textured, and endearing in a concentrated, lush style. It will provide enjoyment for 15-16 years. It is a top effort for the vintage. (RP)
Aromatic. Refreshing (though not green) nose on a relatively ripe, fleshy body. Very appealing package, though the acidity is notable. Quite firm.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red-ruby. Reticent nose hints at cassis, griotte cherry, leather and licorice. Denser and sweeter than the Armailhac today, with less expressive fruit but more volume and structure. Here the tannins seem obviously riper than those of the 2001. (ST)
Yummy aromas of ripe plum and flowers follow through to a medium body, with soft and silky tannins and a light finish. (JS, Web-2010)
Comprised of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 27% Merlot. It’s broader on the palate than d’Armailhac and has more strength than the other Mouton wines. Fresh crushed raspberry notes. Soft tannins, sweet fruit, long finish. Clerc Milon’s ’99 is a juicy wine with a creamy texture. Retasted later in April (2000): This wine had gained strength. More tannin and structure.