Chateau Clerc Milon 1999
The wine has a deep and clear, slightly brickish colour and a powerful, rich nose which opens on a range of aromas from spice and dried flowers to red fruit and leather, before going on to develop more precise notes of toasted bread and almonds.
The attack, both full and supple, gives way to a rich tannic structure underpinned by gamey flavours and cigar-box notes. The well-constructed palate, with its rounded tannins, leads into an attractively sappy finish.
55% Cabernet Sauvignon
|18% Cabernet Franc|
A legendary terroir, prestigious neighbours, a providential encounter: the history and the success of Château Clerc Milon are summed up in these three words. The terroir is that of Pauillac, where some of the world’s finest wines are made. The neighbours are Mouton and Lafite, illustrious First Growths whose nearby vines can be seen from the terrace of the Château. The encounter was with Baron Philippe, who in 1970 acquired the then badly neglected estate and decided to restore it to its status as a Classified Growth.
Now, thanks to Baroness Philippine, Clerc Milon, one of the most highly regarded châteaux in the Bordeaux region, can boast technical facilities and reception areas worthy of its reputation.