Originally producing a second wine for the neighbouring Chateau Lafite, and owned by the famous Marquis Nicholas-Alexandre de Segur, what would become Chateau Duhart-Milon was already being recognised for the quality of its terrior. After coming into the Casteja family through inheritance, the now 40 hectare vineyard was named Duhart-Milon, supposedly after a privateer 'Sieur Duhart' who settled in Pauillac. His house would inspire the image on the label of Chateau Duhart-Milon wines.
A series of short-lived ownerships and natural hindrances after 1937 would see the large estate split and lose all sense of quality. Purchase by the Rothschild family would see a massive investment in the vineyard and winemaking facilities, gradually returning the wines to the quality which earned them classified growth status in 1855.
73% Cabernet Sauvignon 27% Merlot. Good deep plum, quite full on the nose with pain grille, spice, touch of heat, the palate is quite plump, textured and round, the appeal here is the overall impression, the tension carries it well into a very long finish.
73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot. Picked 28 September to 6 October. 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.
"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."
Fine, firm 73% Cabernet fruit with a brambly middle ripeness from 27% Merlot. Shows polish, depth and a restrained elegance – a firm, classy wine with a fine future.
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