2012 Chateau Clerc-Milon, Pauillac, France by DFV Fine Wines
Producer - Chateau Clerc Milon
Region/Appellation - Pauillac Country Hierarchy Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Grape/Blend - Bordeaux Blend Red
Food Suggestion - Beef and Venison
Wine Style - Red - Savory and Classic
Alcohol Content - 12 - 14.1%
RATING - RP92
Château Clerc Milon is a wine estate in the Pauillac district of the Médoc, rated as a fifth growth in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855. The Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine is known for its supple texture and is regarded as something of a bargain for the appellation.
The vineyard covers 41 hectares (101 acres) of vines in the northeast of Pauillac, between the Mouton Rothschild and Lafite Rothschild properties on a crest overlooking the Gironde. The soil is predominantly made up of sandy clay over a clay-limestone base, and a slight slope helps with drainage. The Clerc Milon vineyard also benefits from the close proximity of the estuary, which helps to moderate the climate.
AWARDS - Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2016: 1 Star