The 2015 Duhart-Milon has an intense bouquet of blackberry, undergrowth, mint and pencil shaving scents that soar from the glass, demonstrating much more conviction than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and well-judged acidity, and quite natural and classic in style, though it misses a little depth toward the finish, which attenuates prematurely. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
|Score: 90||Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2019|
The 2015 Duhart-Milon has a modest, classically driven bouquet with dusky black fruit, mulberry and a touch of cassis. As I remarked from barrel, it is just missing a little tension and vitality. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a spicy, black pepper-tinged entry. I like the acidity here, quite fresh if not a deep wine, with a subtle marine influence developing on the finish. Partner this with a simple meat dish and it will serve as a fine vinous partner. Anticipated maturity: 2022 - 2032.
|Score: 91||Neal Martin, -, March 2018|
The 2015 Duhart Milon is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot picked between September 23 and October 6, the September 17-23 respectively. It will eventually see 40% new oak during its élevage. It has a tightly-wound bouquet with blackberry, bilberry and cassis fruit, moderate complexity, perhaps just a little static at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with quite supple tannin for the normally obdurate Duhart-Milon, the acidity nicely judged with a pleasing salinity towards the finish. I would just like to see more personality come through by the time of bottling. Otherwise, this is a fine Duhart-Milon that is more compromising than the tannic "beasts" of yesteryear, and it should drink after 5-7 years in bottle. Drink 2020-2048
|Score: 90/92||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016|
Composed of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot and aged for 14 months in barrels, 50% new, the 2015 Duhart-Milon has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and an open, expressive nose of warm red currants, black raspberries and spice cake with nuances of cedar chest, bay leaves and tobacco plus a waft of rose hips. Medium-bodied, vibrant and refreshing in the mouth, it has a good amount of chewy tannins and layers of lively red and black fruits, finishing on an earthy note. 2019 - 2029
|Score: 90||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Interim Fe), February 2018|
The smoke, almond, dark-berry and plum character is impressive to this young Duhart. Full body, round and silky tannins and beautiful fruit and spice undertones. Plenty of coffee and cedar flavors at the end. A pretty Duhart. Needs four or five years bottle age.
|Score: 93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018|
A firm and silky red with blackberry and chocolate character. Hints of walnut. Full and chewy. Fresh finish.
|Score: 91/92||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016|
The 2015 Duhart-Milon comes across as much tighter and more reticent than it did from barrel, but some, or, perhaps, all, of that might be attributable the post-bottling shock. Time in the glass brings out the wine's plentiful sensual charms, with hints of crushed flowers, tobacco, mint, leather and smoke that add nuance throughout. The 2015 opens up nicely with air, which leads me to believe that all the 2015 needs is time in bottle. 2020 - 2030
|Score: 91||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018|
The 2015 Duhart-Milon is soft, open-knit and expressive, with gorgeous dark red and purplish fruit pushed forward and pretty spiced notes that add complexity. Medium in body and gracious, the 2015 should drink nicely with minimal cellaring. This is a very pretty, understated Duhart. The blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot.
|Score: 90/92||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016|
Tasted blind. Solid, dense, thick wine with real intensity of both fruit and tannin but not an amazing amount of lift. Earthbound. A little chunky. Should last! Some slightly awkward acidity.
|Score: 16.5+||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2019|
Light and mild-mannered on the nose. Sweet palate that could do with a little more freshness. Very dry finish. So unassuming it's rather underwhelming. Full marks for texture but flavour is a bit dull.
|Score: 16||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016|
This Pauillac is produced by the team who make Lafite, and it has been on top form in recent vintages, receiving impressive scores from the critics. This is the smart buy from this producer as it is invariably half the price of Carruades Lafite but of higher quality. The blend in 2015 is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot. Bright ruby in the glass with a pure cassis and dark chocolate nose. The palate follows from this with polished, elegant tannins framing cassis and black cherry fruit. Hints of smoky asphault and graphite add a layer of complexity in the focused finish.
|Score: 15.5+||Farr Vintners, March 2016|
The 2015 Duhart Milon is a surprisingly charming, elegant and medium-bodied Pauillac that’s 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot that was brought up in 40% new French oak. With perfumed notes of spice-box, cedarwood, toast, and sweet black currant fruit, it has sweet tannin and is already accessible, yet will cruise for two decades. 2018 - 2038
|Score: 90||Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2017|
Smoky black fruits the palate is light with a mix of fresh fruits. Sweeter and ripe in the middle more depth of flavour a mix of cassis and bramble. The back palate has depth the fruit ripe but the firmness of the tannins tends to close down the finish.
|Score: 88/91||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016|
Refreshingly low in alcohol (as most of the wines from the Lafite stable are in 2015), this
is grassy, scented and refined with well integrated 45% new oak, flavours of red and black
cherries and bright acidity. Drink: 2020-28
|Score: 94||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016|
Typically firm and a touch gruff this is a robust, manly Duhart with a faint red component reminding me that this is not
a 100% Cabernet wine. There is freshness and lift on the finish which allows the tannins to retreat gracefully. Decent if
lacking in magic.
|Score: 17+||Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016|