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2004 Château Clerc-Milon

ITEM 8018279 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$90
Item Sold Amount Date
I8032057 1 $85 Dec 19, 2021
I8005627 1 $90 Nov 21, 2021
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RATINGS

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

This outstanding effort displays loads of cassis fruit interwoven with notions of espresso roast, white chocolate, and menthol. It possesses a terrific front end, good mid-section, and moderately high tannin in the finish...

90Wine Spectator

Raspberry and blackberry aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a caressing finish.

PRODUCER

Château Clerc-Milon

Château Clerc-Milon is a Fifth Growth Bordeaux in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux. The estate was purchased in 1970 by the Baron Philippe de Rothschild, who spent several decades modernizing the estate and improving the quality of the wine. Today the estate is run by the Baron’s daughter. There is no actual château on the estate, which is comprised of 100 acres planted to 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere. The vineyard is adjacent to both Mouton Rothschild and Lafite Rothschild. About 16,000 cases are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”