Château Clerc Milon 2010
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.
The wine is a very deep red with a violet tint.
Super-ripe black fruit, spice, dark chocolate and orange blossom aromas mingle harmoniously on the very powerful and complex nose. From a forthright and full-bodied attack, the palate rounds out sweetly on succulent fresh fruit and liquorice flavours. The wine’s velvet texture enfolds its tannic structure, ensuring balance and great refinement.
The long and warm-hearted finish is lifted by intensely fresh acidulated and mineral flavours.
Varietal mix: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Cabernet Franc 11%, Petit Verdot 2% & 1%Carménèresee less