2020 Chateau Clerc Milon
Chateau Clerc Milon, classified as a Fifth Growth in 1855, consists of 79 acres of vines, planted with the typical varieties of the region: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenère.
Convinced of the wine’s potential, Baron Philippe considered that Château Clerc Milon deserved a “rightful place” alongside the family’s two other wines, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, and Chateau d'Armailhac. He acquired the estate in 1970 and embarked on a meticulous renovation of the vineyard, drawing on the remarkable skills of the technical staff at Mouton, while reconstituting the estate by gradually buying up the parcels dispersed over the years from their countless owners.
A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The color in the glass is deep cherry with purple hues and red garnet highlights. Out of the glass the wine reveals an intense and complex array of aromas. It is integrated with black fruits mingling with licorice, cigar box and a hint of graphite. On the attack, the flavors reveal a creamy and silky mouth-feel combined with a wonderful texture and elegance. It leads you into a rich and smooth mid-palate of black currant and blueberry illuminated by freshness. The 2020 Clerc Milon is a classic Pauillac. This wine is a constant reminder why I love the wines from this estate.
By Perry Miroballi