HDH Wine

2016 Château Clerc-Milon

Pauillac, 5me cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$828.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 case of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Hot crushed stones and dark berries jump out of the glass. Full body, very dense fruit and powerful tannins, yet it remains agile and bright with beauty and energy. So muscular and toned. Truly outstanding Clerc for the future. Unwavering nature to this. Try after 2024." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2024


"The Cabernet Franc was fantastic this year, so it was all used in the grand vin. The final blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Clerc Milon leaps from the glass with beautiful scents of chocolate-covered cherries, plum preserves and crushed blackcurrants with suggestions of lilacs, cardamom, underbrush and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm frame of finely grained tannins and seamless freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a nice long finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue, November 2018
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 94+
Drink from: 2021-2044


"A fresh and stylish version, with chalky minerality running from start to finish. Succulent plum and cassis fruit flavors coil around this and absorbs this easily at first. Then pretty violet and lilac notes guild the finish, with the minerality taking a slightly firmer stand. Best from 2023 through 2035." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2023-2035


"The 2016 Clerc Milon is striking. Here, the interplay of dense fruit and supporting structure make for a wonderfully complete and expressive wine. Dark blue stone fruit, licorice, lavender, spice and menthol are all beautifully delineated in the glass. The aromatic and structure of both Cabernets come through with notable energy and precision. The 2016 has enough density and pedigree to drink well for many years to come." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2023-2036


"The 2016 Clerc-Milon has a tightly knit bouquet of blackberry, raspberry and light floral scents, very similar to its sibling, d’Armailhac. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin. Initially it displays crisp acidity and feels quite fleshy, but it firms up and finishes persistent but linear and a little aloof. I personally find that appealing, and I suspect this Pauillac will blossom after several years in bottle." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2036


"Dark crimson. Lightly spicy nose. Gentler than the Ch d’Armailhac. Reasonably luscious if with a bit less energy." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2023-2036


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