2017 Château Clerc Milon, Cru Classé Pauillac

There's sweet, cassis fruit and fine tannins, and nice restraint on the palate. There's impressive energy, and touchets of liquorice and crushed rocks working nicely with the wine's freshness.

Critic score
93.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£65.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    60% Cabernet Sauvignon
    23% Merlot
    14% Cabernet Franc
    2% Petit Verdot
    1% Carménère
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château Clerc Milon, Cru Classé Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère, the 2017 Clerc Milon is deep garnet-purple in color and scented of crushed red and black currants, wild blueberries and black pepper with touches of cigar box, violets, underbrush and menthol. Medium-bodied and with a very firm structure of wonderfully ripe, pixelated tannins and exhilarating freshness, it finishes long with notes of pebbles and floral perfume.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (May 2018)
(93—95)/100

It's immediately obvious from both colour and first nose that this has a wonderful richness to it, offering powerful cherry pit, graphite and dark chocolate notes but without being overly sweet. A serious wine that is delivering on its potential, vintage after vintage. The Cab Franc vines are on limestone and clay here, and reached perfect ripeness. Overall there is a higher percentage of both Cabernets than usual in the blend.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2018)
(94)/100

Tight and compacted with chewy tannins and showing hot-stone, blackberry and blueberry character. Full body and a driven finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(92—93)/100