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2010 Chateau Duhart Milon PauillacBlend from France

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"Chateau Duhart-Milon's grand vin is often described as a model of the Pauillac appellation. The broker Guillaume Lawton noted as early as 1815 that "it is very robust, with a ...

  • 96 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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"Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated. The wood is clearly pushed to the background in this dense, full-bodied Pauillac, which should drink beautifully for 30+ years.

If you can’t afford Lafite-Rothschild (few can)or even their second wine, Carruades de Lafite, you still have Duhart Milon, which has become a profound wine over the last 5-7 years due to the extensive amount of attention and investment the Rothschilds have pumped into this estate. This blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot is fabulous, a dead ringer for Lafite in a great vintage. (It is probably better than many of the Lafites of the 1960s and 1970s, and even some of the vintages in the 1980s.)"

95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The nose attired by the Duhart Milon 2010 is slightly more decadent than its peers, with hints of fresh prune and fruitcake infusing the black cedar fruit. The oak is nicely integrated but it needs another 3-4 years for the oak to fully integrate. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins on the entry. There is a lovely saline note here, a dash of white pepper and a long, satisfying, quite dense finish. Excellent."

93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"A wine with an intense sous bois, fresh tobacco and dried flower character on the nose and palate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and an attractive finish. It's structured yet polished with a beauty and stature. Try in 2015."

Product Description:

"Chateau Duhart-Milon's grand vin is often described as a model of the Pauillac appellation. The broker Guillaume Lawton noted as early as 1815 that "it is very robust, with a fine colour, and quite pronounced sappiness" (he describes the "sappiness" of the Medoc's premiers crus as "something like the odour given off by finest sealing wax when it is burned").

A delicate wine, the initially supple tannins gradually become more powerful. Well-structured on the palate with good density. Precise, fairly full-bodied finish." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 86063
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pauillac
Ratings

96 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower