2021 Château Duhart-Milon
AND PRIMEUR DISCOUNT VALID UNTIL 31/12/2023 - DELIVERY SPRING 2024
Duhart-Milon is one of the most prestigious châteaux in the Pauillac appellation. In 1855, the château was included in the famous classification of Médoc wines. The château is now part of the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) group. The history of Château Duhart Milon dates back to the early 18th century, when the owner of Château Lafite, Marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur, used Milon's wines as his 'second wine'. Around 1840, the château, now called Duhart-Milon, already owned 40 hectares of vineyard of the highest quality. After a difficult period in the middle of the last century, Duhart-Milon became the property of the Rothschild family. A new period of great prosperity began.
Château Duhart Milon is located in the Pauillac appellation, on the west side of Château Lafite-Rothschild. The château currently has more than 70 hectares of vineyard. The soil is very typical of the region and contains a mixture of fine gravel, sand and lime. In combination with the mild climate, this is an ideal place for the cabernet sauvignon, which is the main grape here. In addition, the château uses merlot and cabernet franc. The average age of the vines is over 30 years.
The close cooperation with neighboring Château Lafite-Rothschild has led to an enormous quality boost. Typical characteristics are: low yields, manual harvesting, classic vinification and great sensitivity to the individual character of a vintage. This leads to very high-quality wines that reflect the special character of the Pauillac appellate: a combination of strength, elegance and a unique ability to mature. The wine matures in oak barrels from its own cooperage. The vinification for this wine takes place through controlled fermentation in tanks before aging in barriques. Depending on the vintage, this maturation takes 10 to 18 months.
The Duhart-Milion is a blend of the typical Pauillac composition of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot and is deep purple red in color, changing to garnet to brown red in color. It has a powerful, richly variegated scent with notes of black cherry, blackberry and cedar and a nice touch of wood. Full, firm attack, very cool texture and a complex fruity taste with earthy notes, playful tannins, freshness of the Cabernet and an impressive length. The wine is at its best when the Merlot has become fully ripe because then the wines get those Merlot tannins, acids and vegetable notes that give the extra complexity. The vineyard is adjacent to that of Château Lafite Rothschild (same owners) and Lafite's refined elegance is almost always present in Duhart-Milon, along with spicy woody, vanilla and tobacco notes. The cellars are located at the quay of Pauillac. 50% of the barrels used there are new.
Château Duhart-Milon (formerly known as Duhart-Milon-Rothschild), located in the Pauillac district of Bordeaux, is classified as a "4eme Cru Classé" according to the 1855 Bordeaux classification.
Château Duhart-Milon is owned by Lafite Rothschild. Both wineries are under the same management, with oenologist Christophe Congé and business manager Louis Caillard.
The estate of Château Duhart-Milon is located on the western side of Lafite Rothschild. The vineyard consists of approximately 75 hectares of land and is planted with Merlot (33%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (67%) vines. In total, the production of this winery is about 30,000 cases per year.
|Available as of||Mar 31, 2024|
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Château Duhart Milon|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Drinking as of||2027|
|James Suckling rating||95|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|