2014 Chateau Duhart Milon Pauillac
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather
"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.
Beautiful dark red colour. The nose is reserved, but already has good depth and complexity. The wood is well integrated under the characteristic notes of fresh red fruit, dominated by blackcurrants. On the palate, the attack is robust and dense, with the wine developing lots of volume. The fruit maintains a good presence. The overall impression is already very well balanced. Good length: the wine confirms its elegant, fresh style. The tannins, although still young, are silky. This wine should open up in four to five years, and reach its peak between 2020 and 2030." - Winery