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2016 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1299125

Price: $74.99

DC 96 JS 96 JD 95
RP 94 WE 94 WS 94
VN 93
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K&L Notes

93 points Neal Martin for Vinous: "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." (01/2019)

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Staff Reviews

  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    We tasted this at our Mouton staff seminar with Mr. Florent Fresse and it was an exceptional treat. This wine exuded classy, dark, concentrated fruit as well as charming leather and smooth tannin. The finish of this wine was very impressive, and it was expansive as well as long. This property faces the Gironde directly, and is bordered by Mouton and Lafite. One could not ask for a better address! Clerc-Milon is home to the biggest plot of Carménère in all of Bordeaux, an acre and a quarter parcel planted in 1947. The 2016 is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère. I think this is a great wine to buy for anyone who has children born in this year, as a bottle that I had of the 1990 recently was still completely fresh!
    Drink from 2026 to 2056
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    K&L Staff Member
    A very successful vintage for Clerc Milon, this 2016 simply exudes class and character. Classic Pauillac, with great presence and weight. Ripe, sweet fruit. Very lively and fresh. Lush in texture with very fine tannins. A supremely polished effort. Superb. Tasted three times during en primeur week with consistent notes.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    K&L Staff Member
    This Clerc is a powerhouse of a wine as opposed to the feminine style of Armailhac. Tightly wound and ready for some serious cellaring. 20% less production here and some 2017 frost damage. Should be great in 5-10 years.
    Drink from 2022 to 2042


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