La Pastourelle de Clerc Milon 2010, A.C. Pauillac

£65.00

Château Clerc Milon, a Grand Cru estate in the heart of Pauillac, was acquired by Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1970. The estate has always had tremendous potential, however there has been rapid improvement  in the last decade enabling Clerc Milon to become of the most sought-after wines in Pauillac.  La Pastourelle is essentially the 2nd wine of the property, and the first release was in 2009. La Pastourelle offers more accessibility in its youth compared to its counterpart. Although it does have the potential to cellar for 15 years from vintage. The 2010 vintage is drinking wonderfully at present and should be decanted for an hour prior to drinking.

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Tasting notes

This is very in-keeping with the vintage stylistically, with dense black fruit and a structurally defined palate. Everything is a little muted until close to an hour in the decanter, then you can expect notes of mulberry, cassis, cinnamon, iron filings and toasted spice with truffle and cedar. There’s layers of ripe black fruit that have absorbed the oak nicely and the finish shows warm slate and earthy spice. A wonderful Pauillac that is right in the sweet-spot for drinking for now.

ABV

14%

Bottle size

75cl

Closure

natural cork

Decant from

An hour before serving

Drink from

2016 to 2025

Origin

France

Producer

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

Food match

Blade of Beef, Aged Cheddar

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