2010 - Ch Duhart-Milon 4ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Duhart-Milon
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
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2010 CH DUHART-MILON 4ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Duhart-Milon
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,022.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2011,
    Score: 92-94

    Strong dark cassis aromas, this wine is full of firmness and masculinity. A wine which focuses on power rather than grace and will require a few years bottle age before it reaches its peak. DR

  • NM2

    Neal Martin, February 2013,
    Score: 94

    There is clearly a tangible difference in quality judging by the aromatics between the Moulin de Duhart and the Grand Vin. Here, there is superb intensity with blackberry, bilberry, hints of vanilla and graphite. The palate is very well balanced and perhaps more approachable than vintages of Duhart would have been in the past (perhaps due to the 27% Merlot content). The acidity is taut and the finish has a pastille-like purity. Excellent - although will it surpass the stupendous 2009?

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2011,
    Score: 92-94

    A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon (slightly less than 2009) and 27% Merlot, cropped between 24th September and 12th October, the Duhart has a well-defined, classic Cabernet bouquet with blackberry, smoke and a touch of cigar box. Quite Zen-like and introspective in a way but very fine delineation and class. The palate is very well balanced with very ripe Cabernet fruit, just a touch of spice and dried herbs coming through, very Duhart, very Pauillac in style with a slightly austere Pauillac finish that I really appreciate. I probably prefer this to the 2009. Excellent. Drink 2017-2030+

  • RP3

    Robert Parker, March 2020,
    Score: 94

    Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Duhart-Milon rocks up with upfront notions of baked plums, warm cassis and mulberries plus suggestions of cigar box, sandalwood, dried roses and forest floor. Full-bodied, rich and decadent in the mouth, the palate has a beautiful texture of velvety, fantastically ripe tannins and lovely freshness, finishing very long and very classy. 2020-2047

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2013,
    Score: 96

    Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated. The wood is clearly pushed to the background in this dense, full-bodied Pauillac, which should drink beautifully for 30+ years. If you can’t afford Lafite-Rothschild (few can)or even their second wine, Carruades de Lafite, you still have Duhart Milon, which has become a profound wine over the last 5-7 years due to the extensive amount of attention and investment the Rothschilds have pumped into this estate. This blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot is fabulous, a dead ringer for Lafite in a great vintage. (It is probably better than many of the Lafites of the 1960s and 1970s, and even some of the vintages in the 1980s.)Drink: 2013-2043

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 94-96

    This large estate (190 acres) has been on a qualitative rise for nearly a decade. A classic Pauillac, the opaque purple-colored 2010, a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, reveals beautiful notes of creme de cassis, licorice, tobacco leaf and forest floor. Bigger and more muscular than most previous vintages, this full-bodied Pauillac possesses stunning density as well as intensity. Atypically high in alcohol for this property, it requires 5-7 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Drink: 2016 - 2046

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2011,
    Score: 91-92

    Pure Cabernet with currants, violets and minerals on then nose. Full and polished with ultra-refined tannins and a wonderful intensity of spices and sweet tobacco.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2011,
    Score: 18

    Concentrated black fruits, powerful yet lifted, structured and long term elegance, a great Duhart. Drink 2020-35.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
    Score: 17+

    73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot. Extremely deep crimson. Sweet pruney start – looks much more intense than Carruades, presumably because of all the Cabernet. Very introvert; not much nose. Juicy, fresh and liquorice – lots of energy. Lots of freshness. Dry finish. Very subtle but with extremely marked tannins. Just a little rugged. But the fruit is wonderfully concentrated… Drink 2020-2035

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2011,
    Score: 92-95

    This plump red offers black tea, warm ganache, fig and black currant confiture notes backed by a smoky finish, with pillowy but lengthy tannins. Acidity then rushes in at the very end, adding more length. An impressive step up for this wine. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.

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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.