Chateau Clerc Milon Rothschild, 2005

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 13%

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Price:

£129.00

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Description

2005 Chateau Clerc Milon

The grapes were harvested between 21 September and 6 October in conditions that may be described as ideal. Although the atypically dry weather meant that yields were relatively low, the wines show rich, powerful and stylish tannins. Overall, the profile of the 2005 vintage is rather reminiscent of 1976, 1982 and 1995.

Cabernet Sauvignon 48 %, Merlot 40 %, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 1%, Carménère 1%

Intensely coloured, the wine still looks very young. The intense and open nose displays ripe fruit, liquorice, spice and roasted coffee aromas.
The structure, well-contained, round and powerful, builds gradually from a clean attack. The tannins, though young, are already well-integrated and very stylish. The vinous and full-flavoured palate is sustained by super-ripe fruit and a touch of pepper, leading into a long and well-structured finish on notes of bitter chocolate. A fine vintage which still needs a few years to reach its full expression.

Condition

Excellent

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