Clerc Milon, always a clear step up from sibling property d'Armaihac, seems to us by turns to capture more of the nuances and complexity of the First Growth wine. Lisa Perotti-Brown finds notes of "tar, chargrill, tapenade and Marmite toast over an emerging core of stewed plums, black cherries and kirsch with a touch of garrigue", whilst Suckling notes the clean, linear style (94-95 pts). We feel confident in recommending these wines as solid investments for your cellar.
|RED||2019||Château Clerc Milon||75cl||£295 per case of 6||Château Clerc Milon
2019 / / 75cl
£295 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"The blend this year is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, harvested from the 19th of September to the 9th of October. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Clerc Milon starts out a little closed and broody, offering notes of tar, chargrill, tapenade and Marmite toast over an emerging core of stewed plums, black cherries and kirsch with a touch of garrigue. The medium-bodied palate delivers loads of freshness with crunchy black fruits and a lively line, backed up by grainy tannins, finishing long and savory. 92-94+ points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "A very tight, precise red with super fine tannins that are tight and focused. Medium-to full-bodied with linear tannins and a bright, vivid finish. It’s leaner and refined. Precise and driven. This is a very cabernet sauvignon-driven Clerc with 72% cabernet sauvignon. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com