Colour: Deep garnet-purple
Nose: Plums preserves, wild blueberries and cassis scents with touches of violets and underbrush with a waft of tobacco.
Palate: Medium-bodied and elegant, with a backbone of finely grained tannins and oodles of freshness, it has a great core of perfumed black fruit, finishing on an earthy note. (WA) Give this 5-8 years of time before popping the cork and enjoy it for the next 20 years after that.
Grape Varieties: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot
Aging: Matured in 50% new oak
Awards: 95pts – Decanter; 95pts – James Suckling, 94pts – Jeb Dunnuck; 93pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 93pts – Vinous; 93pts – Wine Enthusiast; 93pts – Wine Spectator
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.