2022 Ch Clerc Milon 5ème Cru Pauillac - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Clerc Milon
  • Region Pauillac
  • Drinking 2027 - 2045
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Clerc Milon 5ème Cru Pauillac - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Clerc Milon
  • Region Pauillac
  • Drinking 2027 - 2045
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £396.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    The 2022 Clerc Milon, matured in 55% new oak with 14.6% alcohol, has a very tightly-wound nose at the moment. There's good fruit concentration, but it is missing a bit of personality, unlike its stablemate d'Armailhac. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins and good grip. It's pretty dense and grainy in texture. With graphite on the aftertaste, this Pauillac conveys fine tension but will require several years of aging in bottle. I feel this is hiding its virtues at the moment. Drink 2030-2055

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    The 2022 Clerc Milon is beautiful, offering up aromas of cherries, raspberries and plums mingled with hints of pencil shavings and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's taut and lively, with a vibrant core of fruit framed by fine, chalky tannins. Its clay-limestone terroir lends it a distinctive signature that sets it apart from the rest of the portfolio.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    The 2022 Clerc Milon is plump, juicy and vibrant, with terrific energy and tons of class. Sumptuous black cherry, gravel, licorice, menthol and spice are beautifully dialed up in this decidedly flamboyant edition of Clerc Milon. A sample tasted in a group setting outside the château was far fresher than the wine I tasted at the estate, evidence that much of en primeur tasting is ridiculous. A sample presented at Mouton-Rothschild was five days old and oxidized. I rated it (86-88). Drink 2028-2042.

  • Goedhuis, May 2023, Score: 94-96

    The Mouton Rothschild winemaking team had great confidence in the quality of fruit in 2022. This is reflected in the proportion of press wine used in the final blend of their Clerc Milon: 13% rather than the usual 9%, with exceptionally fine and pure tannins. Brilliant purple colour, wafts of dark cherry and blackberry jump out of the glass. With an appetising density, this is deep and concentrated. A warm, comforting richness is aided by muscle and depth on the finish. Classy.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 95-96

    Focused and bright with plenty of fruit but oranges and minerals in the mid-palate. Really fresh with a fresh bitterness.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 95

    The depths are evident in the velvety texture and colour, and it stretches out through the palate with slow confidence. Plenty of grip and supple tannins that cradle the cassis and bilberry fruit, studded with olive, cocoa bean, white pepper, slate, clear spice, intense phenolics and this is excellent quality. Caroline Artaud technical director. Old vine Carmanère no doubt helps add the spice and eucalyptus edge. 63% of production in this wine, 55% new oak, 3.83ph. 37hl/h yield.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 94-96

    As to the Grand Vin 2022 Château Clerc Milon, it reminds me of the 2018 with its full-bodied, ripe, yet elegant style. Cassis, graphite, espresso roast, and lead pencil notes define the aromatics, and it has a beautiful spine of acidity, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It shows the ripe, exuberant yet structured style of the vintage beautifully. The blend is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Carmenère, harvested between the 9th and 26th of September, with an alcohol content of 14.5%, a pH of 3.83, and an IPT of 74. The élevage here is 55% new French oak. Tasted multiple times with consistent notes.

  • LPB, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    The 2022 Clerc Milon is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Carmenere. Deep garnet-purple in color, it races out with vivacious notes of fresh blackcurrants, black raspberries, and boysenberries, leading to touches of bay leaves, Indian spices, and garrigue. The full-bodied palate is packed with black fruit and savory layers, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with an herbal lift. pH 3.83, TPI 74.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 18.5+

    This is an outstanding Clerc Milon, not least because the precision of the tannins is truly breathtaking, and they form the platform on which all of the glorious fruit and impeccable oak perform. This is the most accurate wine I have tasted from this Château, and the volume of flavour is nothing short of arresting. It seems to expand on the palate, and it never lets go. This is as terroirdriven a wine as I have ever tasted from Clerc Milon, and it is the model of vibrancy and definition. This must be the richest and most layered wine made at Clerc Milon in the modern era, but it is immaculately bright on the finish. In short, this is a unique vintage, and Rothschild Estate Manager, Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy, mentioned the 1949 vintage by way of comparison. I have never tasted ‘49 Clerc Milon, but if one has to go back 78 years for a reference point, it is safe to say that this is every bit a spectacular creation.

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 mu...Read more

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".Read less

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.