A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and full-bodied, it is the most concentrated and broadest example of this cuvee I have tasted in over three decades. It will be ready to drink in 5-7 years and should last for three decades or more. Consumers looking to maximize value should be checking out Duhart Milon, as this may be the single smartest purchase in this great and historic vintage!
This is superb, with so much beautiful subtle fruit and wonderful flowers. Full and very lively, with super fine tannins and a lively finish. Very exciting. Best ever from here. Try in 2018.
“It would have been nonsense not to acquire such a great neighboring vineyard.”
–Baron Eric de Rothschild
Previously known as Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Château Duhart-Milon is a winery located in the Pauillac appellation of the Medoc in Bordeaux. It was ranked as a fourth growth in the 1855 Classification of the Medoc, but is considered one of the most elegant and powerful wines in its category. The estate is owned by the illustrious Lafite Rothschild, operates the entire 180 acre vineyard block located on the famous gravel and limestone soils which neighbor Château Lafite-Rothschild. The 30,000 case producing château produces wine for a second label called Moulin de Duhart and on occasional vintages, a third wine called Baron de Milon. Ironically, after the 1855 Classification the quality of Duhart-Milon wines declined, but since the 2000 vintage that was released with the young vines, the wines have been held to a superior standard and thoroughly enjoyed by critics.
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