Château Clerc Milon 2011
It is composed 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 1% Carmenere, and 1% Petit Verdot. It should keep well for 10 years.
One of the few wines in the Médoc to use Carmenère (even if it's only 1% of the blend), this is dense and concentrated, with lashings of smoky oak, plush bramble and liquorice fruit and sweet, polished tannins. It's quite a worked wine, but it's hugely drinkable too, with ripe fruit for the vintage and bags of flavour.
- Tim Atkin, timatkin.com, April 2012