Pastourelle de Clerc Milon 2011
The product of an exceptional terroir, Pastourelle de Clerc Milon is the second wine of Château Clerc Milon, an 1855 Classified Growth at Pauillac.
A round and supple wine charms with the elegant richness of its aromas and flavours. It is also living testimony to the considerable improvements in quality that have been achieved at the property since the arrival of Baron Philippe and his descendants.
Made from grapes grown in the vineyard of the famous Classified Growth, it is vinified and bottled with the same meticulous care: the grapes are harvested in small crates and the wine is fermented in the Clerc Milon vat-room and matured in oak barrels in the traditional way. All the conditions are in place to obtain the elegance and richness of a great Pauillac.
The wine is an attractive, glittering, deep red. The refined and delicate nose is full of ripe fruit and cherry aromas with a suggestion of kirsch, mingled with pepper and licorice. From a precise, clean and well-structured attack, the rounded body fills out on cocoa and leather, together with slightly smoky notes. Lingering tannins give the wine a lovely, long, fresh and succulent finish.