2016 Chateau Clerc Milon 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

2016 Chateau Clerc Milon 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

$840.00 Excl. GST
$981.00 Incl. GST
IN BOND
RETAIL
COUNTRY
France
REGION
Bordeaux
VINTAGE
2016
PRODUCER
Chateau Clerc Milon
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Immediate, 1 in stock, In Bond

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 41 hectares
Soils: Gravel, clayey limestone
Average age of the vines: 52 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: in 30% new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
  • Merlot 37%
  • Cabernet Franc 10%
  • Petit Verdot 2%
  • Carmenère 1%

Second wine: Lacoste Borie

  • Average Annual Production: 200 000 Bottles
  • Grape varieties:

    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc

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    Tasting Notes

    JancisRobinson.com 17

    Tasted blind. Quite lean and refined. A thoroughbred? But a certain green streak runs through it. For purists. [23/01/2020]

    Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035

    Vinous 93

    The 2016 Clerc-Milon has a tightly knit bouquet of blackberry, raspberry and light floral scents, very similar to its sibling, d Armailhac. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin. Initially it displays crisp acidity and feels quite fleshy, but it firms up and finishes persistent but linear and a little aloof. I personally find that appealing, and I suspect this Pauillac will blossom after several years in bottle. [Neal Martin, 24/01/2019]

    Anticipated maturity: 2021-2036

    Robert Parker 94+

    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% Carmenere. 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. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 30/11/2018]

    Anticipated maturity: 2021-2044