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Duhart Milon Rothschild 2022

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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. The vineyard is 76 hectares in size and planted with 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot.

The 2022 grand vin is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot. By contrast the 2nd wine - Moulin de Duhart - is 87% Merlot.

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Tasting Notes

The 2022 Duhart-Milon underwent a short 15- to 18-day maceration and is raised in 50% new oak and the rest one-year-old barrels. It has a very graphite/mint-scented nose that is Pauillac through and through. The palate is fresh and vibrant with fine tannins. This is beautifully sculpted with a vibrant pencil lead-tinged finish reminiscent of Grand Puy Lacoste. The 2022 is a fabulous Duhart-Milon that should give 30 to 40 years of drinking pleasure. It's a Pauillac a bit like the late Steven Spurrier insofar that it's a Pauillac always conservatively dressed in a pin-striped suit, but that's the essence of Duhart. 2030-2060

Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2023

The 2022 Duhart-Milon unwinds in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cedar box, loamy soil, herbs and spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, supple and velvety palate with a broad attack that segues into a lively, nicely concentrated core of fruit, concluding with a youthfully firm finish.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, April 2023

Bright puple in colour with a deeply Cabernet nose of blackcurrant and cedar, the focus on this wine is black fruit and sweet spice. Fleshy and full for a wine from the Rothschilds, this is a succulent, even opulent Duhart. It is very well made, with gentle tannins propping up the fruit without infringing on the purity in the glass. Slightly warming on the finish, this hedonistic and forward.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, April 2023

Very Pauillac in its blackcurrant, dark chocolate and walnut husk character. Full-bodied yet compacted. Wet earth, mushroom, earth, black tobacco. Fine and intense tannins. Fresh and complex. 78% cabernet sauvignon and 22% merlot.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2023

Made from 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot, the 2022 Duhart-Milon is deep garnet-purple in color. It rocks up with ready-to-impress notes of warm cassis, blackberry preserves, and menthol, followed by hints of cinnamon stick, rose oil, and fallen leaves. The medium-bodied palate is chock full of lively black berry and minty flavors, framed by grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and lifted.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2023

Intense, stately, with ripe and spicy dark brambled fruit flavours, blackberry and cassis, balanced by grippy tannins, crushed rocks, slate and cigar, which add texture and moderation. The serious face of Duhart does well in the vintage, keeping an upright tannic backbone. New cellar at Duhart since 2020. Harvest August 31 to September 28, 3.8ph. Olivier Bonnau technical director. Duhart Milon vineyard is looking at lowering density of planting to guard against future hot vintages of this type.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, May 2023

78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot. Cask sample.
Marked Cabernet nose – blackcurrant with a touch of mint. Big tannic base but with an opulence to the tannins. Long and persistent. Plenty of Pauillac power. (JL) 13.7%
Drink 2030– 2042

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2023
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