Country: France Region: Bordeaux Médoc
Varietal: Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot, Cabernet franc
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Clerc Milon
Located in the Medoc commune of Pauillac, Chateau Clerc Milon is owned by the Baroness Philipinne de Rothschild. The 41 hectare vineyard is planted with the typical grape varieties of the Medoc: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere. This Fifth Classified Growth is known for a tradition of quality and consistency that has been reinforced by the Rothschild family. Reminiscent of Mouton Rothschild, rich and full-bodied Clerc Milon wines have a reputation for quality and exude sensuality.
Its deep, and practically black colour, 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 liquorice and pepper. The mouth has an ample and precise attack. The tannins are creamy, and dense. The palate detects flavours of blackberries and bilberries. The wine has a long and delicate finish, with subtle hints of chocolate.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"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. (LPB) 94+"
Food Matches: Chateau Clerc Milon is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Clerc Milon is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.