Chateau Clerc-Milon 2018 & Chateau d'Armailhac 2018 Set
Chateau Clerc Milon, the fifth-growth chateau of Pauillac on the left bank of Bordeaux, is well-known for its wine label pattern "2 danicing king"; it is a sister village with another fifth-growth chateau "1 danicing king" Chateau d'Armailhac, both of which are owned by the first-growth Mouton-Rothschild The winery is adjacent to Ch. Mouton Rothschild and Ch. Lafite Rothschild, the first growths of Pauillac.
Clerc Milon's excellent vintage is quite Mouton-Rothschild, with gorgeous oak barrel aroma and sweet round fruit aroma, and the price is relatively affordable, so it is quite popular all over the world. The recent vintage shows more depth and complexity than the early ones, with multi-layered aromas, including charcoal roasted espresso, oak, licorice and raspberry fruit. It is a series wine that can be drunk early. The winery should be promoted to a fourth growth.
Although Château d’Armailhac feels slightly inferior to Clerc Milon, it is very cost-effective, so it is very popular. d'Armailhac is medium-bodied, full-bodied, full of expression, with soft tannins, classic and pure wine quality, beautiful and lovely black wild berries, cherries, black currants intertwined with white chocolate and licorice, and the finish is full of richness juice with berry flavor.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Chateau Clerc Milon 2018 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it has a very pure, beautifully delineated nose of crushed blackcurrants, fresh black plums and boysenberries with hints of wild thyme, damp soil, tar and black olives. The medium to full-bodied palate offers taut, muscular black fruit with loads of savory layers and a firm, grainy texture, finishing long and mineral tinged.