This is the wine you taste just before Mouton-Rothschild itself – but this is by no means a Freddo to the Godfather’s mighty Don Corleone. In fact, it’s far more Sonny: masculine, cool and defined. It is a fraction of the price of its big brother and is as good, if not better, than the brilliant 1990.
Colour: Deeply pigmented ruby red
Aroma: Aromas are rich fruit with mulberry & cassis character enhanced by a subtle touch of red bell pepper.
Palate: The palate has warmth & richness with big, rounded tannins & fleshy, soft red-fruit character. Slightly vegetal. The flavours last well, the finish is slightly warm.
Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenère
Awards: 91pts – Wine Spectator; 93pts – Tim Atkin; 94pts – Wine Enthusiast
History of Chateau Clerc Milon
Located in the Medoc commune of Pauillac, Chateau Clerc Milon is owned by the Baroness Philipinne de Rothschild. The 41 hectare vineyard is planted with the typical grape varieties of the Medoc: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere.
This Fifth Classified Growth is known for a tradition of quality and consistency that has been reinforced by the Rothschild family. Reminiscent of Mouton Rothschild, rich and full-bodied Clerc Milon wines have a reputation for quality and exude sensuality.