Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
NY Times "20 Wines Under $20" on the 2016 vintage
Chateau Milon Caprice Saint-Emilion is a beautiful red wine gem of 100% Merlot from the esteemed Saint-Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. In the capable hands of Alexia and Pierre Bouyer, the estate of Château Milon has more than seven generations of viticultural heritage and owns 18 hectares. A portion of the vines for Château Milon's Cuvée Caprice is situated at the base of the Saint Christophe des Bardes slope and the rest lie on the gravel soils of Saint Sulpice. While the average vine age is 30 years, it is believed that vines were planted on the plateau in the Middle Ages.
"A rare bargain from the prestigious St.-Émilion region, this is merlot from a Bordeaux point of view. As with all good Bordeaux, this is a refreshing drink of wine. At first it's a bit tight, but with time in the glass it becomes quite floral, with firm tannins, focused and linear."-Eric Asimov, NY Times, 1-25-18 (on the 2016 vintage)
Chateau Milon Caprice Saint-Emilion is ruby red in color with aromas of red berries, plum, spice and tobacco. Medium-full in body with moderate acidity, this Bordeaux offers rich flavors of plums, blackberries, cassis and spice. It was aged 6 months in neutral French oak, giving the wine a beautiful aromatic complexity. Nicely balanced to be enjoyed now and over the next 5-6 years, it is smooth and long on the finish.
Enjoy Chateau Milon Caprice Saint-Emilion with roast duck, veal, ratatouille, and cheeses.