Château Duhart Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1658 ratings
9.1137 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

85 duhart milon. Exceptional! Tobacco, asparagus and spice. Lots of fruit to boot. Drink or keep. Awesome

85 duhart milon. Exceptional! Tobacco, asparagus and spice. Lots of fruit to boot. Drink or keep. Awesome

May 4th, 2020
Evan Roberts

Oh my lord. Perfection ! We brought this back from Paris on our honeymoon back in 1996. Paris-London-Milwaukee-Portland. Full of bell pepper, earthy dusk, leather and dark red rose. So good it opened over the hour we savored it. Thank you for such a great wine inspires me.

Oh my lord. Perfection ! We brought this back from Paris on our honeymoon back in 1996. Paris-London-Milwaukee-Portland. Full of bell pepper, earthy dusk, leather and dark red rose. So good it opened over the hour we savored it. Thank you for such a great wine inspires me.

Feb 16th, 2020
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9.0

The 2017 Duhart-Milon is a wine that I expressed reservations towards out of barrel. Since then, the nose has certainly come out of its shell with blackberry, raspberry, briary and light mint aromas, although there is something of the Duhart "DNA" that is absent. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a potent graphite character coming through... A-ha, not here is the Duhart signature! The acidity is nicely tuned and (like the Carruades de Lafite), there is a pleasant briny/marine character towards the finish. That said, it just needs more cohesion and finesse on the finish to really convince that it is a top-flight Duhart. (Neal Martin, Vinous, February 2020)

The 2017 Duhart-Milon is a wine that I expressed reservations towards out of barrel. Since then, the nose has certainly come out of its shell with blackberry, raspberry, briary and light mint aromas, although there is something of the Duhart "DNA" that is absent. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a potent graphite character coming through... A-ha, not here is the Duhart signature! The acidity is nicely tuned and (like the Carruades de Lafite), there is a pleasant briny/marine character towards the finish. That said, it just needs more cohesion and finesse on the finish to really convince that it is a top-flight Duhart. (Neal Martin, Vinous, February 2020)

Feb 12th, 2020
Jonathan Wall

Well balanced, fresh and elegant upon opening. Hours later some expected mature Bordeaux character comes out. The tannins have certainly softened since having this many years ago. I’d say this is hitting a good drinking window.

Well balanced, fresh and elegant upon opening. Hours later some expected mature Bordeaux character comes out. The tannins have certainly softened since having this many years ago. I’d say this is hitting a good drinking window.

Dec 22nd, 2019
Austin Hohnke

Fruity and polished aromatics with vanilla and pipe tobacco leaping from the glass. The palate is at first quite fleshy and fruity with cassis and plum skin. Weight and structure come to life with air. Infanticide, but a delicious Pauillac that is already very approachable.

Fruity and polished aromatics with vanilla and pipe tobacco leaping from the glass. The palate is at first quite fleshy and fruity with cassis and plum skin. Weight and structure come to life with air. Infanticide, but a delicious Pauillac that is already very approachable.

Dec 18th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Classic nose of leather, tobacco, cassis, so good. Nice aged aromas. Some cedar as well. Really tobacco-Ey. Terrific. Like more of a fine Cuban cigar. Some bittersweet cocoa as well. Palate is firm like 2002 can be and is, but also juicy with wonderful minerality and freshness. Very pure and juicy with terrific fruit. I love this vintage.

Classic nose of leather, tobacco, cassis, so good. Nice aged aromas. Some cedar as well. Really tobacco-Ey. Terrific. Like more of a fine Cuban cigar. Some bittersweet cocoa as well. Palate is firm like 2002 can be and is, but also juicy with wonderful minerality and freshness. Very pure and juicy with terrific fruit. I love this vintage.

Jul 29th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

(Tasted blind, correctly guessed 1989 left bank Bordeaux) Even more gratifying than correctly guessing the wine, the 1989 Chateau Duhart-Milon is a resounding success to savor from this great vintage in Bordeaux. At now thirty years of age, the wine is still highly polished and focused, showing a beautiful array of aromatics from graphite to damp earthy tones that collide with shades of wild mushroom, wet stone and black currants that are all taking shape in the glass. Soft and generous on the mouth, the wine dances with a beam of salinity that cuts through the lovely layers of black fruits, peat moss and herbal undertones of the wine. Still quite lively and energetic, the 1989 Chateau Duhart-Milon is drinking marvelously at this stage in its development and has at least another decade of drinking pleasure left. Drink 2019-2029- 94

(Tasted blind, correctly guessed 1989 left bank Bordeaux) Even more gratifying than correctly guessing the wine, the 1989 Chateau Duhart-Milon is a resounding success to savor from this great vintage in Bordeaux. At now thirty years of age, the wine is still highly polished and focused, showing a beautiful array of aromatics from graphite to damp earthy tones that collide with shades of wild mushroom, wet stone and black currants that are all taking shape in the glass. Soft and generous on the mouth, the wine dances with a beam of salinity that cuts through the lovely layers of black fruits, peat moss and herbal undertones of the wine. Still quite lively and energetic, the 1989 Chateau Duhart-Milon is drinking marvelously at this stage in its development and has at least another decade of drinking pleasure left. Drink 2019-2029- 94

Jul 15th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Masterclass with in San Francisco with Saskia De Rothschild, Chairwoman DBR Lafite. Duhart-Milton is another property the Rothschild’s own.

The nose shows, bright, ripe, candied fruits with pleasant, bright florals. Blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries & pomegranate. Tobacco notes, leather, dry brush, limestone, crushed dry rocks, beautiful red, dark fresh florals with violets.

The body is full and shows the strength of the 15 vintage but, this is one should not be enjoyed at least for 10-15 years. Tannins are fine and firm. Ripe and slightly candied fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries & pomegranate. Tobacco notes, leather, dry brush, limestone, crushed dry rocks, dry river stones, black dry earth, cedar, graphite, beautiful red, dark fresh florals with violets. The acidity is really good. The structure, tension, length and balance are good now but, show greater promise down the road. The finish is very good, well balanced, elegant and persists minutes.

All wines arrived weeks ago directly from the Chateau.

Photos of; the Crown Room on the 23rd floor of the Fairmont where the Masterclass was held, tasting set up, our double decanters and pourers and another view of the City and Bay with Alcatraz.

Masterclass with in San Francisco with Saskia De Rothschild, Chairwoman DBR Lafite. Duhart-Milton is another property the Rothschild’s own.

The nose shows, bright, ripe, candied fruits with pleasant, bright florals. Blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries & pomegranate. Tobacco notes, leather, dry brush, limestone, crushed dry rocks, beautiful red, dark fresh florals with violets.

The body is full and shows the strength of the 15 vintage but, this is one should not be enjoyed at least for 10-15 years. Tannins are fine and firm. Ripe and slightly candied fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries & pomegranate. Tobacco notes, leather, dry brush, limestone, crushed dry rocks, dry river stones, black dry earth, cedar, graphite, beautiful red, dark fresh florals with violets. The acidity is really good. The structure, tension, length and balance are good now but, show greater promise down the road. The finish is very good, well balanced, elegant and persists minutes.

All wines arrived weeks ago directly from the Chateau.

Photos of; the Crown Room on the 23rd floor of the Fairmont where the Masterclass was held, tasting set up, our double decanters and pourers and another view of the City and Bay with Alcatraz.

May 23rd, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

Masterclass in San Francisco with Saskia De Rothschild, Chairwoman DBR Lafite. Duhart-Milton is another property the Rothschild own.

2011 Château Duhart is a blend of 75% Cab & 25% Merlot.

The nose reveals, beautiful, ripe & slightly stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, dark plum skin, lean black raspberries & some blueberries, baking soda, steeped black tea, black licorice notes, limestone minerals, dark turned earth, hints of sage, light caramel & milk chocolate, touch of spice, tobacco, leather, crushed rocks and red, dark fresh & withering florals.

The body is not quite full. Showing a bit austere from the difficult vintage. The wine starts juicy and finishes dry. Blackberries, dark cherries, dark plum skin, lean black raspberries & some blueberries, baking soda, steeped black tea, black licorice notes, limestone minerals, dark turned earth, hints of sage, light caramel & milk chocolate, touch of spice, tobacco, leather, crushed rocks and red, dark fresh & withering florals. The acidity is good. The finish is still earth dominate but shows some more juiciness as it lingers. Dry wine meant to be enjoyed inside 15 years due to the difficult vintage.

All wines arrived weeks ago directly from the Chateau.

Photos of, the Crown Room at the Fairmont where the our class was held, tasting set up, our double decanters and amazing vista of San Francisco with the Transamerica Building.

Masterclass in San Francisco with Saskia De Rothschild, Chairwoman DBR Lafite. Duhart-Milton is another property the Rothschild own.

2011 Château Duhart is a blend of 75% Cab & 25% Merlot.

The nose reveals, beautiful, ripe & slightly stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, dark plum skin, lean black raspberries & some blueberries, baking soda, steeped black tea, black licorice notes, limestone minerals, dark turned earth, hints of sage, light caramel & milk chocolate, touch of spice, tobacco, leather, crushed rocks and red, dark fresh & withering florals.

The body is not quite full. Showing a bit austere from the difficult vintage. The wine starts juicy and finishes dry. Blackberries, dark cherries, dark plum skin, lean black raspberries & some blueberries, baking soda, steeped black tea, black licorice notes, limestone minerals, dark turned earth, hints of sage, light caramel & milk chocolate, touch of spice, tobacco, leather, crushed rocks and red, dark fresh & withering florals. The acidity is good. The finish is still earth dominate but shows some more juiciness as it lingers. Dry wine meant to be enjoyed inside 15 years due to the difficult vintage.

All wines arrived weeks ago directly from the Chateau.

Photos of, the Crown Room at the Fairmont where the our class was held, tasting set up, our double decanters and amazing vista of San Francisco with the Transamerica Building.

May 23rd, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

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