2021 - Ch Clerc Milon 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Clerc Milon
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2028 - 2045
Case size
3x75cl
En Primeur

2021 CH CLERC MILON 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Clerc Milon
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2028 - 2045
Case size
3x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £171.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2022,
    Score: 93-95

    This wine has the highest proportion of Merlot of all the Baron Philippe de Rothschild estates at 28%, with 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Tasted on three different occasions and it never failed to excite. Damson and boysenberry scent, full of bold confidence, it has a sensationally appealing degree of volume and richness. The cedar and graphite on the finish show off true Pauillac authenticity.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2022,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2021 Clerc Milon, aged in 55% new oak, contains a little more Cabernet Franc than usual. It has a slightly savory nose displaying moderate vigor and black fruit infused with touches of brown spice. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, and quite broad and fleshy. The plush finish makes me think this will drink well in its youth. Fine, though I lean toward the d'Armailhac this year. 13% alcohol. Drink 2027 - 2039

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2022,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2021 Clerc Milon is gorgeous. Beams of tannin lend energy and direction to an alluring Clerc Milon that marries fruit density with a classic sense of structure that is quite appealing. Drink 2029-2041

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2022,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2021 Clerc Milon is a success, bursting with aromas of blackberries, cassis and plums mingled with violets, tobacco leaf and nicely integrated new oak. Medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, it's deep, fleshy and complete, with a rich core of succulent fruit, beautifully polished tannins and a long, sapid finish, it's a compelling, characterful wine that transcends the vintage.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2022,
    Score: 18

    There is no break in the action when you taste this wine, and I felt I had to type at double-speed to get all of the information down because this is a first-class Clerc Milon. Super-attractive from start to finish, the nose, palate and finish are in perfect harmony, and there is generosity and gregariousness about this wine that puts a smile on your face. After the stunning fruit intensity and amazingly forward air, the tannins come in, and the finish is firm and commanding and unlike any Clerc Milon I can remember. The incremental changes made at this property over the last decade are staggering. Is this the most-improved label in the region? It seems that the vineyard, which has been invested in hugely over the last few years, is eternally grateful. In more challenging vintages, like 2021, it works even harder to repay the efforts made by the viticulture team. This is a new high for Clerc Milon with stunning proportions and exceptional class.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022,
    Score: 92-94

    You already find tobacco leaf, espresso, black plum, cigar box, and currants on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, elegant and polished. There is a fabulous sense of purity, gentleness in the tannins, and a slight, savory-edge in the finish that accompanies all those ripe berries. This is so good now, It is going to be quite easy to enjoy in its youth. The wine blends 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Carmenere, 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045.

  • JA

    Jane Anson, April 2022,
    Score: 92

    Sappy, concentrated, powerful, this is a wine that has a lot of power naturally and in a vintage like 2021 (and with higher Cabernet Franc and higher Carmanère than the past few years), it runs the risk of being austere. Certainly you feel a sterner character than over the past few years, but there is flexibility in the tannins, and well-worked blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. Will benefit from fattening up through the mid palate over ageing, because all the elements are here. 55% new oak. 57IPT. 3.73ph. Caroline Artaud technical director as of this vintage. Strong candidate for upscore in bottle.

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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.