Chateau Clerc Milon 2016

Vintage
2016
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux,Pauillac
Size
750ml
Rating
WA94+,WS94,WE94,JS96
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot
$189.00
SKU:
W-106-0022-QT-216
Description

The wine has a very deep, almost black colour with a glittering hue. The refined and elegant nose reveals intense ripe fruit aromas, mingled with liquorice and pepper notes.

An ample and precise attack ushers in a dense and creamy mouthfeel which offers a generous and well-balanced range of flavours. The mid-palate coats the mouth with blackberry and bilberry flavours, revealing fine tannins and expressive, spicy oak. Long and lofty, full and rich, the finish unfurls on chocolate notes. - Winemaker's Notes

The Cabernet Franc was fantastic this year, so it was all used in the grand vin. The final blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Clerc Milon leaps from the glass with beautiful scents of chocolate-covered cherries, plum preserves and crushed blackcurrants with suggestions of lilacs, cardamom, underbrush and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm frame of finely grained tannins and seamless freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a nice long finish. - WA94+

Dark and concentrated, this wine offers depth and intensity. It has great ripeness as well as fine tannins that are integrated into the fruit. It is so juicy and exuberant that it's hard to remember the tannins that will allow the wine to age. Drink from 2023. - WE94

A fresh and stylish version, with chalky minerality running from start to finish. Succulent plum and cassis fruit flavors coil around this and absorbs this easily at first. Then pretty violet and lilac notes guild the finish, with the minerality taking a slightly firmer stand. Best from 2023 through 2035. - WS94

Hot crushed stones and dark berries jump out of the glass. Full body, very dense fruit and powerful tannins, yet it remains agile and bright with beauty and energy. So muscular and toned. Truly outstanding Clerc for the future. Unwavering nature to this. Try after 2024. - JS96

The Winery

Château 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. Adjoining two Pauillac First Growths, Lafite and Mouton, the estate had become somewhat neglected when it was bought by Baron Phillipe in 1970.

Vines were replanted by staff from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, parcels were consolidated and many technical improvements were made, including the building of a new vat room. These efforts are now bearing fruit and Chateau Clerc Milon has become one of the most sought-after Médoc wines, displaying a richness and depth comparable with the region's finest.

May we also suggest...
Damilano
$58.00
Bright with cherry, blackberry and spice flavors, and backed by vibrant acidity. A tangy, sleek red. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020. - WS90 Intense purple red in the glass. The bouquet is fruity with...
Almaviva
$358.00
This dark ruby red wine is deep and opaque. Ripe wild strawberry confiture, peppery chocolate, hints of fresh mint leaves, blackberries, tobacco, whole coffee beans and leather are concentrated in a very rich mineral...
Chateau La Tour Carnet
$90.00
This has a wealth of brambly and spicy berry fruits with a succulent, plush and flavorsome palate delivering red plums and cherries amid smooth tannins. Try from 2022. - JS93 The 2015 la Tour Carnet is medium...
Lecheneaut
$75.00
An intensely earthy but very fresh nose of red berry fruit and underbrush notes leads to supple yet detailed and vibrant flavors that display only mild rusticity on the delicious and easy to like finish. - BH85-87...
Chateau Cheval Blanc
$418.00
Second label of Chateau Cheval Blanc This is a great vintage for Petit Cheval. The quality is surprisingly good. The dark red colour is indicative of the wine's beautiful concentration. Although the nose seems...
Bodegas Roda
$348.00
Black cherry, kirsch, dark chocolate and spice flavors mingle in this dense red, with firm, polished tannins and lively acidity that serve to showcase the fruit. A modern style. Drink now through 2022. 600 cases made....
La Rioja
$199.00
Typical colour of the great Rioja classics —medium-depth brick red, with a tawny rim. Very intense aromas; outstanding delicate notes of ripe plums, raisins and candied fruits against a cinnamon, clove and chocolate...
Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion
$132.00
Displays floral and raspberry aromas, with wet stone. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Stylish. Very well-made. Best after 2011. 2,500 cases made. - WS90 Another beautiful example of...
Opus One
$728.00
A Pauillac-like expression from Napa Valley, this features smoky, toasty oak from the get-go, framing the intense flavors of earth, crushed rock and gravelly dried dark berry. The dense core of fruit pushes through a...

 

Account

View more results
No products were found.

Create a free account to use wishlists.

Sign in