The winery is north of the community Pauillac
or the area of the same name in the Médoc
(Bordeaux). The first named owner was Jean-Baptiste Clerc (+1863). The name part "Milon" refers to a nearby hamlet in Pauillac. Shortly before his death Clerc sold the estate in 1863 to the notary Jacques Mondon, who renamed it Château Clerc-Milon-Mondon. In 1970 it was by Baron Philippe de Rothschild
(1902-1988) acquired a million francs, which changed the name to Château Clerc Milon. Today, the estate is often referred to as Château Clerc Milon Rothschild. Due to large investments and changes there was an upswing again.
In the Bordeaux Classification
In 1855, the winery was ranked fifth (Cinquième Cru Classé). The vineyards cover 30 hectares and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The vinification takes place on the neighboring Château Mouton-Rothschild
, The extremely long-lived red wine is aged 22 to 24 months in one-third new oak barrels.