2006 - Ch Clerc Milon 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Clerc Milon
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2015 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
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2006 CH CLERC MILON 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Clerc Milon
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2015 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,040.14 (Inc. VAT)
 
Case price £992.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2007,
    Score: 89-91

    Pretty and polished, this medium-bodied wine offers ripe red berry fruits in a clean and freshpackage. Wonderful elegance and balance. Every bit as true to its origins: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon,44% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2009,
    Score: 91+

    From the same stable as Mouton Rothschild and d'Armailhac, Clerc Milon, despite the relatively highpercentage of Merlot (44%) combined with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Cabernet Franc, is dense, rich, tannic, and backward. Surprisingly muscular for this offering, which often exhibits a more precocious side, it offers up abundant amounts of creme brulee, chocolate, cedar, and black currants. This full-bodied Pauillac displays gorgeous purity and depth as well as moderately high tannins in the finish. Because of its freshness, structure, and density, it is reminiscent of a 1996 Medoc. Drink: 2014 - 2028

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2007,
    Score: 91-93

    A brilliant success for Clerc-Milon, this deep ruby/purple-hued blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc exhibits notes of espresso roast, chocolate, cedar, and copious amounts of black currant fruit. It is a medium to full-bodied, pure, rich, layered, intense effort built along the lines of the 1996, but with more forward fruit at present. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, May 2007,
    Score: 16+

    50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc.Notably deep crimson with a pale rim. Not much nose though it gives the impression of some density underneath. Quite well handled but pretty tough and embryonic as though this wine got all the press wine. Pretty severe and at this stage ungracious. Obviously more ambitious than the Armailhac from the same, Mouton stable but all structure and no fruit for the moment.

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Producer

Château Clerc Milon

In a brilliant location, next to Lafite and Mouton, Clerc Milon is another château in the famedMouton Rothschild trinity. Since 1985, it has done much work to improve its quality through bettervineyard management, better winemaking and by adding a higher percentage of Merlot to createfriendlier, yet more concentrated bottlings.Over the years, it has become a favourite of Robert Parker who often regards this château as "a must buy".

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.