Ch. Milon Cuvée Caprice, St. Émilion
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Ch. Milon Cuvée Caprice, St. Émilion - 2020

Item # 34521 750mL
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Tasting Notes

The vineyards of Ch. Milon lie on the gravely soils of Saint Christophe des Bardes slope. They consist entirely of Merlot about 30 years old. An approachable style that is great to enjoy on its own or with burgers and grilled meats.

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Staff Pick Notes

The land where this vineyard is planted has been dedicated to grape growing for seven generations.The gravel soil is perfect for the production of the Merlot grape. The result is a great everyday wine full of flavor and concentration. It's a full-bodied wine with dark plum and black pepper flavors. It spends some time in French oak barriques and that creates smoothness and balance. Usually Right Bank Bordeaux is expensive. This wine is a great value—it's a valid alternative to more expensive wines from the same region. And while it's not as complex, it's a solid wine to be enjoyed with a variety of food, especially grilled meat.


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