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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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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very expressive nose, sweet blackcurrants and dark berries. Elegant oak in the background, adding discreet toasting aroma and hints of vanilla. On the palate well structured with ripe and silky tannins, juicy fruit, sweet blackcurrants and blackberries, in the background and hints of minerality. Elegant and persistent, expressive and impressing. 95

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Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, cassis, vanilla, exotic spices nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, red fruity aromas behind, anise, long. 93-95

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Clerc Milon 2016  ( Château Clerc Milon )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very expressive nose, sweet blackcurrants and dark berries. Elegant oak in the background, adding discreet toasting aroma and hints of vanilla. On the palate well structured with ripe and silky tannins, juicy fruit, sweet blackcurrants and blackberries, in the background and hints of minerality. Elegant and persistent, expressive and impressing. 95

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Clerc Milon 2016  ( Château Clerc Milon )

Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, cassis, vanilla, exotic spices nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, red fruity aromas behind, anise, long. 93-95

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