2016 Chateau Clerc MilonBlend from France
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"The wine has a very deep, almost black colour with a glittering hue. The refined and elegant nose reveals intense ripe fruit aromas, mingled with liquorice and pepper notes...
- 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 94+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 94 Wine Enthusiast
- 94 Wine Spectator
96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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.
94+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"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."
94 Wine Enthusiast
"Dark and concentrated, this wine offers depth and intensity. It has great ripeness as well as fine tannins that are integrated into the fruit. It is so juicy and exuberant that it's hard to remember the tannins that will allow the wine to age. Drink from 2023."
94 Wine Spectator
"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. — JM"
"The wine has a very deep, almost black colour with a glittering hue.
The refined and elegant nose reveals intense ripe fruit aromas, mingled with liquorice and pepper notes.
An ample and precise attack ushers in a dense and creamy mouthfeel which offers a generous and well-balanced range of flavours. The mid-palate coats the mouth with blackberry and bilberry flavours, revealing fine tannins, and expressive, spicy oak.
Long and lofty, full and rich, the finish unfurls on chocolate notes." - Winery
96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 - Wine Enthusiast
94 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenere|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, mocha, herb, game and strawberry|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha, vanilla, herb, game, strawberry and raspberry|