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Pastourelle de Clerc Milon Pauillac 2016 375ml HALF BOTTLE

SKU: N050610 ISBN: 00506106
$29.99
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Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Appellation: Pauillac

Variety: Bordeaux Blend

$29.99

92 Points Antonio Galloni | The 2016 Pastourelle de Clerc Milon is absolutely gorgeous. All of the pedigree of this great vintage comes through in a rich, juicy wine endowed with striking textural resonance and depth. Floral and spice notes lift the dark red and purplish berry fruit ina supple, racy Pauillac that will drink beautifully whenever Clerc Milon decides to release it.

The vineyard is planted with five varieties typical of the region: Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (37%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (2%) and Carmenere (1%). The average age of the vines is 53 years, probably one of the highest in the Medoc.

Mostly planted before the development of clonal selection, they represent an exceptionally rich genetic resource. The vine density is high, ranging between 8, 500 and 10, 000 vines per hectare depending on the parcel. Environment-friendly integrated vinegrowing techniques are employed, keeping the use of pesticides to a minimum. In the vineyard itself, the close monitoring and strict parcel selection are on a par with those practised at Mouton Rothschild. Winemaker Description.