Chateau Duhart Milon Pauillac 2010,Chateau Duhart Milon,

Chateau Duhart Milon Pauillac 2010

Chateau Duhart Milon
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Strong dark cassis aromas, this wine is full of firmness and masculinity. A wine which focuses on power rather than grace and will require a few years bottle age before it reaches its peak. As part of the Lafite Family Estates, demand for these wines has grown in recent years as investment has improved the quality of subsequent vintages. This is classic firm slightly austere and full bodied Pauillac. ‘It would have been nonsense not to acquire such a great neighbouring vineyard.’ Baron Eric de Rothschild Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back 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. Robert M. Parker The Domaine Baron Rothschild wines were on top form in 2010; a really stylish, powerful range. Duhart Milon was the most muscular example we can remember tasting from this estate. There are 73 hectares under vine on the western border with Chateau Lafite. The terroir is fairly typical - fine gravel mixed with aeolian sands on tertiary limestone bedrock. More reserved (than Carruades), intense cabernet perfume, very mineral and brooding. This possesses huge levels of concentration and extract; suave cassis and small berry flavours and cherry compote. There is monumental length and a wonderful, fine structure. Creamy, grippy tannins frame the ample fruit; this oozes class and refinement. A splendid, classical, genteel, age-worthy wine. 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot.