Type: Red Wine Volume: 375ml
Winery:Pastourelle de Clerc Milon
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Ratings and Tasting Notes:(JS=93) Perfumed aromas of blackberries and cherries with hints of flowers. Full body, round and linear tannins and resounding freshness and brightness. Polished and fine tannins. Hard not to drink now. Beauty. Second wine of Clerc Milon. Drink or hold. (RP=90) 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. (AG=90) 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. (WS=90) 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.