2005 - Ch Duhart-Milon 4ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Duhart-Milon
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2018 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl

2005 CH DUHART-MILON 4ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Duhart-Milon
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2018 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2006,
    Score: 90-92

    Full-bodied and silky, the 2005 is noticeably complex and powerful, yet elegant with dark notes of black cherry, spice and tar. A wine that lingers on the palate. Drink 2010 - 2025+.

  • RP3

    Robert Parker, June 2015,
    Score: 93

    This property, which has benefitted enormously from tremendous investments from the Rothschild family that owns Lafite, has turned out a dense purple-colored wine in 2005. Offering broad, expansive, supple and silky tannin as well as loads of Asian plum sauce, blackcurrants, and sweet cherries, this wine is seductive, medium to full-bodied, and luscious. This successful effort from the Rothschilds should continue to drink well for at least another two decades. Drink 2015-2035

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 2008,
    Score: 94

    The finest Duhart-Milon ever made? This structured, tannic, dense ruby/purple-tinged Pauillac offers up hints of cassis, licorice, chocolate, and earth. Medium to full-bodied with good purity, strong tannins, and undeniable elegance, it reveals a character not dissimilar from its renowned sibling, Lafite-Rothschild. A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot, it is unquestionably outstanding, but to my taste, slightly less opulent than the estate's ethereal 2003. Anticipatedmaturity: 2015-2030.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2007,
    Score: 90-92

    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. Drink 2011-2032

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 90-92

    Consumers should keep an eye on this estate as their wines are getting better and better. The 2005, while not at the level of the 2003, is an impressive blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot. It offers classic cassis notes along with some of the lead pencil character of its more famous sibling, Lafite Rothschild, medium body, good purity, moderate tannin, and undeniable elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 06,
    Score: 17.5

    Relatively inexpressive though clearly very dense. Deeply purple with more blue than Lafite. Much drier than Carruades but clearly very noble - very Cabernet, with very fine sandy tannins. Chewy and dry on the finish with (just) perceptible alcohol on the finish. Noble but slightly austere. Drink 2018-30.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2006,
    Score: 92-94

    Lots of blackberry and smoky character. Full-bodied, chewy and rich. Lots going on here. Powerful. Impressive.

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Producer

Château Duhart-Milon

Owned since 1962 by the Rothschilds of Château Lafite, this wine is often overlooked. Yet it usually comes through with impressive results, its style replicating its more renowned big brother with outstanding purity and finesse.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.