Duhart Milon 2005

Pauillac, Fourth Growth

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Tasting Notes

Tasted single blind at Southwold. This has a tightly wound nose, cedar and blackberry, a touch of black plum and crushed rocks. As always - introspective and broody. The palate has a ripe plumy entry, very sweet fruit, a bit of heat here, brusque tannins and rather coarse towards the finish. Moderate length. It is a sulky Duhart at the moment, but give it time. Drink 2015-2035. Tasted January 2009.

Score: 90

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2015-2035 01 July 2009

Medium ruby. Superripe aromas and flavors of blueberry, blackberry, bitter chocolate, licorice, menthol and Asian spices. Big, chocolatey and rich; much broader and more backward than the Carruades I tasted next to it but without that wine's perfume and light touch. Finishes chewy and youthfully medicinal, with a classic dryness and substantial tannins that call for seven or eight years of cellaring. (91+ points)

Score: 91

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 01 May 2008

The 2005 Duhart-Milon is not far behind the 2003 (which I rated 94 points). A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot, it reflects the fact that the Rothschilds and their administrator, Charles Chevalier, have been making a major effort to increase quality at this property. Firm and structured, with a deep ruby/purple color and hints of graphite, black currants, licorice, smoke, and earth, it possesses a textured, rich, pure center, strong tannins, and real elegance as well as length. Four to six years of bottle age will be required, and it should last for 20-25 years.

Score: 90 - 92

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2011-2032 30 April 2007

Owned by Lafite Rothschild, Duhart Milon has produced some impressive wines in recent years and is usually good value. 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot. Lots of lift on the nose with fresh wild berry character and hints of lead pencil. Very good midweight on the palate and a serious texture and finish. This is impressive. A very good wine without a doubt.

Score: -

Albany Vintners, - 01 April 2006