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Château Duhart Milon

Bordeaux wine Château Duhart Milon Pauillac
Château Duhart Milon
Pauillac
4ème Grand Cru Classé
2004 
Notations : 
  • Robert Parker : 91 points
  • Quarin : 16/20
70.00 €
Box Gift 80.00 € 
Quantity 
Red wine
0,75 L
CARD-INDEX OF CELLAR
Area : Bordeaux
Name : Pauillac
Type : Red wine
Grape variety : Cabernet-sauvignon, Merlot
Structure : Complex, Consistent, Dense, Finesse, Length, Rich
Families of flavor : Cèdre, Fresh fruits, Spices, Wood
Conservation : A boire jusqu'en 2022
Temperature of service : 16°
Mets/Wines agreements : Canard sauce aux truffes, Epaule d'agneau farcie, Poularde truffée
Capacity : Bottle (0,75 L)
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Description :
A dark ruby/purple color along with classic aromas of cedar, creme de cassis, earth, spice, and wood. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, long, and impressively endowed, it should be at its peak between 2010-2022

Château Duhart Milon

Château Duhart Milon Grand Cru Classé Pauillac  

Chateau Duhart-Milon is one of the few properties in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux to lack a true chateau; the wine is in fact finished in a large warehouse off a side street in Pauillac. This does not seem to have any detrimental effect on quality, however, which is currently high, the estate having been revitalised in recent decades following its acquisition, shortly before it perhaps disappeared altogether if its rapid rate of shrinkage was anything to judge by, by Domaines Rothschild.

The vineyards were completely cleared, drainage installed, and new vines planted in a similar proportion to that found at Lafite-Rothschild. The estate and vineyard expanded dramatically with the purchase of new plots and an active program of replanting, the vineyard reaching 42 hectares in 1973, and was up to 71 hectares by 2001, on an estate that now covers 152 hectares.  

Today the vines, which are harvested by hand, remain predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon (69%), with 28% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, on fairly typical soils of fine gravel, mixed with Aeolian sands, on a tertiary limestone bedrock.

After malolactic fermentation the wine goes into oak barrels (produced in the cooperage at Lafite), the length of time depending on the cuvée. The wine is racked every three months, and then fined using egg whites before bottling. The blend for Chateau Duhart-Milon the grand vin (typically 20000 cases per annum), is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, typically 80 to 85%, the balance Merlot.

There is a second wine, introduced in 1986, called Moulin de Duhart (typically 6000 cases per annum). This is a much more even blend, with typically 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, and it will spend up to ten months in two year old barrels before bottling.

   Château Duhart Milon Grand Cru Classé Pauillac

Notes de dégustation

Quarin : 16/20
"Robe rouge sombre, d’une bonne intensité, belle. Nez net, d’intensité moyenne, fruité et réglissé. Très beau vin très bien équilibré, au fruité fin et à la densité moyenne. La tanicité est impeccable et l’arôme fin laisse une finale assez longue. Sera très plaisant jeune. Semble plus précis que les millésimes précédents. Duhart Milon Rothschild devient un vin de plus en plus précis. Ce 2004 est très bien équilibré avec un fruité fin et une densité moyenne. Sa tanicité impeccable est doublée d’une finale aromatique assez persistante."

Robert Parker : 91 points
"Another sleeper of the vintage for this property that has been doing impressive work over recent vintages, the 2004 (a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot) displays a dark ruby/purple color along with classic aromas of cedar, creme de cassis, earth, spice, and wood. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, long, and impressively endowed, it should be at its peak between 2010-2022"

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