Château Clerc Milon 2005
The history and the success of Château Clerc Milon are summed up in these three words. The terroir is that of Pauillac, where some of the world’s finest wines are made. The neighbours are Mouton and Lafite, illustrious First Growths whose nearby vines can be seen from the terrace of the Château. The encounter was with Baron Philippe, who in 1970 acquired the then badly neglected estate and decided to restore it to its status as a Classified Growth.
Now, thanks to Baroness Philippine, Clerc Milon, one of the most highly regarded châteaux in the Bordeaux region, can boast technical facilities and reception areas worthy of its reputation.
Intensely coloured, the wine still looks very young. The intense and open nose displays ripe fruit, liquorice, spice and roasted coffee aromas.
The structure, well-contained, round and powerful, builds gradually from a clean attack. The tannins, though young, are already well-integrated and very stylish. The vinous and full-flavoured palate is sustained by super-ripe fruit and a touch of pepper, leading into a long and well-structured finish on notes of bitter chocolate.
A fine vintage which still needs a few years to reach its full expression.
Varietal mix: Cabernet Sauvignon 48 %, Merlot 40 %, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 1% & Carménère 1%see less