1996 Clerc Milon 750ml

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1996 Clerc Milon
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International Wine Cellar | 90

Deep ruby. Pungent spices, black fruits, minerals, roasted nuts and coffee on the nose. Smooth and thick but solidly structured; faint animal notes in the mouth. Nicely integrated acids and tannins. A vin de garde yet the tannins seem less tough than normal, spreading out nicely on the aftertaste.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 84

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Very dark crimson with a little age at the rim. Fragrant and polished. Succulent. Just lovely at the moment. The tannins have already faded and the fruit is confident and lively. Real density. Quite long and very sweet Pauillac.

Drink Dates: 2007-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 90

This is among the finest wines I have ever tasted from this estate. Lavishly oaked, with gobs of pain grille and rich fruit, it is massive and concentrated. The color is dense ruby/purple. The bouquet offers notes of roasted coffee, tobacco, and jammy cassis. Although surprisingly soft and opulent on the attack, the mid-section and finish reveal the wine's full body, high flavor extraction, and moderate tannin. This complete, large-scaled Clerc-Milon will be at its finest between 2005-2018

Drink Dates: 2005-2018


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Wine Spectator | 88

Shows pretty floral and berry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a fruity, mineral aftertaste. A very good Clerc, but rather lean for this fine estate.

Drink Dates: 2001+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 85
Author: jplante
Tasted On: 02/25/2013
Score: 91
Author: sm122097
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/17/2010
More Vintages and Sizes of Clerc Milon:

2009 (750ml)
2000 (1.5L)

About This Producer


A fifth-growth chateau that consistently outperforms its rank, Clerc-Milon is part of the famous Rothschild family of estates. Purchased by Baron Philippe for a song in 1970 after it had fallen into extreme disrepair, the property saw a period of investment and re-habilitation and began again putting out quality wines in the early 1980s. Located in the northernmost region of the Pauillac appellation between Mouton-Rothschild and Lafite-Rothschild, Clerc-Milon is comprised of 43 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Camernere. Over recent years, Cabernet plantings have decreased, being replaced with more Merlot. The 14,000 case production is dominated by Cabernet, giving it firm structure and age-ability.

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