Cinquième grand cru classé - Pauillac

Château Clerc Milon, is a 45-hectare wine estate located in Pauillac in the Gironde. It is ranked cinquième grand cru in the official 1855 Bordeaux wine classification.

What are the specificities of Château Clerc Milon?

The vineyard is adjacent to Mouton and Lafite. Nice neighborhood. The property, acquired in 1970 by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, did not really start up again until the 1985 vintage. The rules of conduct of the vineyard and the wine making have the rigour of those which are in application in Mouton-Rothschild. The wine, for its part, differs very clearly from it. Although it has gained in depth and fruitiness, it has become much easier to taste in its younger years. This evolution is too recent to be felt in the prices, which still gives Clerc-Milon one of the best value for money in the appellation.

The vines offer a wine made from different grape varieties for tasting:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
  • Merlot 36%
  • Cabernet Franc 11%
  • Petit Verdot 2%
  • Carmenere 1%

After manual harvesting in crates, vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, the wine is aged for 18 to 20 months in 30% new oak barrels. Annual production is around 170,000 bottles.

The complex, fine and pleasantly fruity wine predicts a bright future following the numerous investments made in 2011.

The best vintages of château Clerc-Milon: 2010, 2005, 2009, 2000, 2012.

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