Château Clerc Milon 2009 Half

Bordeaux
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£25.95 per half bottle
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93 Points - Neal Martin

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenere and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2009 Clerc Milon has an extraordinarily concentrated bouquet with layers of ripe black fruit, glycerine, anis and kirsch that soars from the glass. The palate is full-bodied with very ripe black fruit laced with tar and liquorice. It has good acidity as one would expect from Clerc Milon with great weight and persistency. It is a “monster” wine...although it does not have the same class as the following millesime.

Taste & Aroma

Score:93

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenere and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2009 Clerc Milon has an extraordinarily concentrated bouquet with layers of ripe black fruit, glycerine, anis and kirsch that soars from the glass. The palate is full-bodied with very ripe black fruit laced with tar and liquorice. It has good acidity as one would expect from Clerc Milon with great weight and persistency. It is a “monster” wine...although it does not have the same class as the following millesime.

Neal Martin on Jan 1st, 2014

Producer

As a member of the Rothschild Stable, Château Clerc Milon really needs no introduction.  The Pauillac property sits directly opposite Château Lafite Rothschild, displaying the true potential and ability of this estate. Patrick Léon is managing and technical director, who is also known for his ties with other chateaux from the stable including Château Mouton Rothschild, Château d’Armailhac, Le Petit Mouton and Aile d’Argent and including Opus One in California. Average production of this wine (there is no second label to date) is only 13,000 cases per year, so it is worth getting your hands on – Especially as this very affordable Pauillac offering has been awarded scores which match up to, (and on occasion surpass) its better recognised First Growth cousin in some vintages…

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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