Jeb Dunnuck
James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Chateau Clerc Milon 2018

38 units available online.
Product description

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast

This opulent wine is as bold with its fruit as with its tannins. The initial velvet texture masks the dense structure allowing it to age impressively. Blackberry flavours, acidity and intense richness, are coming together in a welter of ripe fruits. Drink from 2026.

96 Points - Decanter

This is a highly successful Clerc Milon in a run of great vintages at the property. Lovely purity, clear big tannins, and natural poise and tension. Persistent, succulent, full of cassis, licorice and crushed mint. Seriously impressive and will go the distance. Harvest from 17 September to 10 October. Blend completed by 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenère. 

95 Points - James Suckling

Blackcurrants, tobacco, graphite, cloves and dried leaves on the nose. It's medium-to-full-bodied with firm, tightly knit tannins. Structured and compact with a long, mineral finish. Tight and austere. Very pretty structure here. 

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Clerc Milon is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère. Medium to deep garnet-purple in colour, it has a pure, beautifully delineated nose of crushed blackcurrants, fresh black plums and boysenberries with hints of wild thyme, damp soil, tar and black olives. The medium to full-bodied palate offers taut, muscular black fruit with loads of savoury layers and a firm, grainy texture, finishing long and mineral-tinged. 

93 Points - Wine Spectator

This throws off a lovely stream of violet and cassis aromas and flavours that are sleek and pure in feel, picking up dark cherry, iron and sanguine details along the way. Refined and cellar-worthy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Best from 2023 through 2035.

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

From an estate located on the east side of Highway D2 and between Château Lafite and Château Mouton Rothschild, the 2018 Château Clerc Milon is a ripe, sexy, full-bodied Pauillac that brings plenty of richness while still staying reasonably elegant. Blackcurrants, blackberries, smoked earth, new leather, and cedary herbs all flow to an impressively endowed, layered Pauillac with chewy tannins, terrific balance, and an excellent finish. Based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, brought up in 50% new French oak, this outstanding 2018 needs 4-6 years of bottle age to round into form and will evolve nicely for 20-25 years.