“I am impressed with this for the vintage. It’s full and round with a succulent, juicy structure, silky tannins and a plum, cocoa, cedar and berry aftertaste. Outstanding harmony for 2011. Try in 2017.” ~ James Suckling
Colour: Intense red with hints of purple.
Aroma: Initially characterized by woodiness, the nose then presents a beautiful expression of red fruit, tobacco and spicy notes.
Palate: Elegant and fresh on the palate. Fine structure, density and length with a complex fruity finish.
Grape Varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot
Awards: 92pts – James Suckling; 92pts – Wine Spectator; 92pts – Wine Enthusiast; 91pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Chateau Duhart Milon
Château Duhart-Milon, previously also Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, is a winery in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of ten Quatrièmes Crus Classés (Fourth Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The Château has 175 acres planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Château produces a second wine under the label Moulin de Duhart. The property has been managed since 1962 by a single team that, due to the proximity of the two properties, oversees both Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Duhart-Milon. Eric Kohler, Technical Director of the Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Duhart-Milon, is assisted by Oenologist and Winemaker Christophe Congé, and Vineyard Manager Louis Caillard.
Both Châteaux use the same traditional techniques based on strict control of yields, harvesting by hand, and numerous manual tasks throughout the year. Today, the new vines are all mature, and the renovation of the cellar adds a finishing touch to a remarkable 40-year effort.