Château Clerc Milon Pauillac (Baron Philip De Rothschild) Grand Cru Classé 2010 Bordeaux Red Wine, $107.09-$125.99 (ouch, but a good ouch), 94 points, shimmered between black and deep ruby at the core trending rosewood toward the clear glass wall.
The aroma has lots going on here, with gentle black currant, rose, soft black cherry, lavender, anise, mint, and a "kiss of oak".
Medium-plus body smoothly carried good acidity with what can only be described as "sweet" round tannin. Drinking this wine young is definitely okay, though I'm reading "one should not open until 2020!
Flavors mirrored the aroma with the addition of coffee and blackberry notes.
Finished long on white pepper, eucalyptus, and a well integrated 14% alcohol.
Varietals are Cabernet Sauvignon (46%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Petit Verdot (3%), and Carmenère (1%).
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