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Duhart Milon Rothschild 2010

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2010Duhart Milon Rothschild

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BT30800.001296 RP3688.88888896.0096.00Duhart Milon0.75
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Tasting Notes

Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of black 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.) Drink 2013 - 2043.

96
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2013

This large estate (190 acres) has been on a qualitative rise for nearly a decade. A classic Pauillac, the opaque purple-colored 2010, a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, reveals beautiful notes of creme de cassis, licorice, tobacco leaf and forest floor. Bigger and more muscular than most previous vintages, this full-bodied Pauillac possesses stunning density as well as intensity. Atypically high in alcohol for this property, it requires 5-7 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years.

94/96
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

The 2010 Duhart-Milon has a backward nose that is going through a dumb phase. There is plenty of fruit here but it is “locked down” at the moment. The palate is very well defined with crisp acidity, fine-boned tannins and superb balanced. It is not a deep or grippy Pauillac, but it feels...streamlined, athletic and wonderfully poised on the graphite infused finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. 2022 - 2045

93
Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2020

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. Tasted January 2014.

95
Neal Martin, Wine-Journal.com (314), March 2014

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. Tasted January 2014.

94
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2014

Tasted at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. There is clearly a tangible difference in quality judging by the aromatics between the Moulin de Duhart and the Grand Vin. Here, there is superb intensity with blackberry, bilberry, hints of vanilla and graphite. The palate is very well balanced and perhaps more approachable than vintages of Duhart would have been in the past (perhaps due to the 27% Merlot content). The acidity is taut and the finish has a pastille-like purity. Excellent - although will it surpass the stupendous 2009? Tasted November 2012.

94
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2013

A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon (slightly less than 2009) and 27% Merlot, cropped between 24th September and 12th October, the Duhart has a well-defined, classic Cabernet bouquet with blackberry, smoke and a touch of cigar box. Quite Zen-like and introspective in a way but very fine delineation and class. The palate is very well balanced with very ripe Cabernet fruit, just a touch of spice and dried herbs coming through, very Duhart, very Pauillac in style with a slightly austere Pauillac finish that I really appreciate. I probably prefer this to the 2009. Excellent. Drink 2017-2030+ Tasted March 2011.

92/94
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2011

Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Duhart-Milon rocks up with upfront notions of baked plums, warm cassis and mulberries plus suggestions of cigar box, sandalwood, dried roses and forest floor. Full-bodied, rich and decadent in the mouth, the palate has a beautiful texture of velvety, fantastically ripe tannins and lovely freshness, finishing very long and very classy. 2020 - 2047.

94
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (March 2020), March 2020

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.

93
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2013

17+ Drink 2020-2035
73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot. Extremely deep crimson. Sweet pruney start - looks much more intense than Carruades, presumably because of all the Cabernet. Very introvert; not much nose. Juicy, fresh and liquorice - lots of energy. Lots of freshness. Dry finish. Very subtle but with extremely marked tannins. Just a little rugged. But the fruit is wonderfully concentrated…

17+
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2011

This Pauillac is produced by the team who make Lafite, and they have been on top form in recent vintages under Charles Chevalier. Duhart used to be very good value for money but the "Carruades effect" seems to be spreading here. 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot - elevage in 50% new oak. This Pauillac is made very much in the style of Lafite itself. It is certainly weightier and fleshier than the Carruades this year. Plump and polished with a good central core of black cherry fruit. Notes of cedar and lead pencil. Toasty. Firm but ripe tannins on the finish with a delicious, focused, blackcurrent core.

16+
Farr Vintners, April 2011

The sweetness of the fruit gives richness on the nose and a plush fleshy feel on the palate. Black cherry and cassis dominate enriched by a touch of liquorice and dark chocolate. Towards the back there is a balancing freshness.

91/95
Derek Smedley MW, April 2011
93
Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2011

Concentrated black fruits, powerful yet lifted, structured and long term elegance, a great Duhart. Drink 2020-35.

18
Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2011
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