Chateau Clerc Milon 2016

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A long and delicate red from Pauillac

Chateau Clerc Milon is a Classified 5th Growth produced in the Pauillac appellation. This red wine is planted on a 41 hectare vineyard, with gravel, clay, chalky soil. The wine is matured in oak barrel (of which 40% are new), for an average of 16-18 months depending on the vintage. The 2016 vintage is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere.

The climatic conditions were highly affected by the seasons. Winter and spring brought heavy rainfall. It rained for 4 months when it usually rains for 6. Summer and autumn were defined by heat and droughts. These extreme weather conditions impacted the grapes, there were many of them and they remained small. The grapes were dense and highly concentrated. The pleasant temperatures in August and September allowed the grapes to mature. Harvest started on September 26th and lasted until October 15th.

Its deep, and practically black color, is the first characteristic that we notice about Chateau Clerc Milon's 2016. The nose is the product of finesse and elegance. The intense aromas of ripe fruit, with hints of licorice and pepper. The mouth has an ample and precise attack. The tannins are creamy, and dense. The palate detects flavors of blackberries and bilberries. The wine has a long and delicate finish, with subtle hints of chocolate.

Parker : 94+ / 100
Wine Spectator : 94 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Cabernet Franc was fantastic this year, so it was all used in the grand vin. The final blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Clerc Milon leaps from the glass with beautiful scents of chocolate-covered cherries, plum preserves and crushed blackcurrants with suggestions of lilacs, cardamom, underbrush and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm frame of finely grained tannins and seamless freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a nice long finish.
BordeauxPauillac
Vineyard
Medoc

Grape varieties
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J. Robinson
16,5

J. Suckling
96

Wine Spectator
94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
No

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Clerc Milon

Classification
Fifth Growth

Parker
94+

Allergens
Contains sulfites