Château Duhart Milon Rothschild, 4eme Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2018

  Château Duhart Milon

Jean Guillaume Prats is already making his mark at Domaine Barons de Rothschild. After a series of slightly lacklustre wines, Lafite and co are back firing on all cylinders. Duhart has been a particular frustration as this Chateau is capable of producing really impressive wines. Anyone who has tasted the 2009 will know what this terroir is capable of. 2018 sees Duhart hit these peeks again, albeit in a very different more contemplative style. Again, introspective, but thicker, denser and darker fruited than Carruades. Very cool and sleek fruit, deep concentration, really impressive substance. With aeration notes of wild flowers, chalk, liquorice and dark brooding creme de cassis washes over the palate. There is exceptional intensity and length - pure cassis and graphite grip the palate. This is a sumptuous and mighty impressive Duhart Milon. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 35% Merlot.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Duhart Milon

Under the ownership of Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Duhart Milon has become one of the most sought after wines from Bordeaux, both by its association with Chateau Lafite and in its own right as one of the biggest over-achievers from Pauillac. Produced from 76 hectares of vineyards to the west of Chateau Lafite on the Milon hillside, with plantings are 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot. Since the mid 90s, this estate has not put a foot wrong and now with the 2009 receiving a remarkable 97 points from Robert Parker, this estate is entering a new era in its history.

Appellation: Pauillac

The Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the appellation, in fact some might justifiably call Pauillac the most classical expression there is of Cabernet based Claret. It is sandwiched between St-Julien to the south and St-Estèphe to the north, a stone’s throw from the Gironde Estuary. The excellent drainage of the intensely gravely soils are the key to quality, producing some of the world’s most long-lived wines. The First Growths of Latour, Lafite and Mouton-Rothschild are found here, while other great Châteaux include Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande, Pontet Canet, Lynch-Bages and Grand-Puy-Lacoste.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

A classic partnership. The stock left bank Bordeaux blend also used to good affect in the New World. Cabernet's, acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics.