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    From 2020
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    Roast meat

The Story

Located in the northern part of the Pauillac appellation, Clerc-Milon is one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus (Fifth Growths) and faces Château Lafite Rothschild across the Route des Châteaux. 

Having become increasingly fragmented through sell-offs, it was acquired in 1970 by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, of Mouton Rothschild fame, as a doup with great potential, and he immediately set about renovating the estate, constructing a new vat house and weaving his well documented magic on the château’s imagery. 

The vat house is the first in Bordeaux to claim High Environmental Quality certification. The 45-hectare vineyard is planted in 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% of Carménère, the latter consisting of vines that were planted back in 1947. 

Clerc-Milon is now making the best wines in its history, beguiling, classically-styled expressions of currant, blackberry and spice, and can boast an outstanding run of recent vintages.

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Tasted in April 2016. More intensity and concentration, better structure and longer on palate, than in 2015 D'Armailhac. Excellent stuff.

  • 93p
Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant but persistent nose, blackcurrant and dark berries, overall sweet fruit. A hint of oak influence in the background, hints of vanilla. On the palate well structured with silky tannins, juicy fruit, blackcurrants and hints of blackberries, very pure fruit, discreet toasted flavour in the background and hints of minerality. Excellent length, an impressing wine.
  • 94p
Medium deep colour. Attractive boysenberry, cassis aromas. Rich and voluminous with boysenberry cassis fruit, espresso notes and plenty of mocha oak notes, fine looseknit grainy tannins, minerally finish. Very good modern wine with great density and length. 95 points
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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Clerc Milon 2015  ( Château Clerc Milon )

Tasted in April 2016. More intensity and concentration, better structure and longer on palate, than in 2015 D'Armailhac. Excellent stuff.

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Clerc Milon 2015  ( Château Clerc Milon )

"Medium deep colour. Attractive boysenberry, cassis aromas. Rich and voluminous with boysenberry cassis fruit, espresso notes and plenty of mocha oak notes, fine looseknit grainy tannins, minerally finish. Very good modern wine with great density and length. 95 points "

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Clerc Milon 2015  ( Château Clerc Milon )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant but persistent nose, blackcurrant and dark berries, overall sweet fruit. A hint of oak influence in the background, hints of vanilla. On the palate well structured with silky tannins, juicy fruit, blackcurrants and hints of blackberries, very pure fruit, discreet toasted flavour in the background and hints of minerality. Excellent length, an impressing wine. "

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