|Duhart Milon gehört seit 1962 zu den Besitztümern von Lafite Rothschild. Damals standen nur 17 Hektar der insgesamt 110 Hektar von Duhart Milon Rothschild unter Reben und selbst diese waren in keinem guten Zustand. Das hat sich längst geändert. In Spitzenjahren produziert Duhart Milon absolute Top-Weine. Viele unserer Kunden werden noch mit großer Freude an den tollen 82er Duhart Milon denken. Welches Potential in den Böden von Duhart Milon steckt, zeigte in der jüngeren Geschichte eindrucksvoll der Jahrgang 2003. Die Vinifikation erfolgt traditionell in zur Hälfte neuen Fässern, gelesen wird per Hand. Die Rebberge von Chateau Duhart Milon sind mit 67% mit Cabernet Sauvignon und mit 33% Merlot bepflanzt. Die Jahresproduktion beläuft sich auf etwa 20.000 Kisten.
92-94 THE WINEADVOCATE: "The 2019 Duhart-Milon is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, harvested from the 19th of September to the 4th of October. Deep garnet-purple in color, it springs from the glass with vivacious notes of plums preserves, black raspberries and blackcurrant pastilles with suggestions of menthol, dark chocolate, pencil lead and woodsmoke plus a touch of garrigue. Medium-bodied, the palate is spritely and refreshing, with bags of juicy, mint-laced black fruits and an approachable, plush texture, finishing long and lively."
18,5 WEINWISSER: "Purpurrot mit satter Mitte. Komplexes Bouquet mit frisch gepflückten Brombeeren, Schattenmorellensaft und Sandelholz. Im zweiten Ansatz Brasiltabak, Cassiswürze, Szechuan-Pfeffer und Graphitspuren. Am kräftigen Gaumen mit zupackenden Tanninen, perfekt stützender Rasse und reifem, salzigem Extrakt. Im gebündelten Finale schwarzbeerige Konturen, Wacholder, endet mit zarter Adstringenz. Hat eine klassische Variante gewählt, ist nicht dieser Rodeo-Reiter vom vergangenen Jahr. Erinnert an 2010 (Struktur), 2018 (Generosität) und 2016 (Eleganz). Kann noch zulegen!"
17+ JANCIS ROBINSON: "Cabernet expression strong. Plenty of blackcurrant, graphite and liquorice notes with a pervading freshness. Precise and harmonious on the palate, the tannins ripe and rounded, the finish long and clean. (JL)"
94 DECANTER: "This one might sneak up on you, confirming the rise of this wine in recent years. Clear depth of fruit, and above all clear Pauillac character. This feels strict and confident, with beautiful balance and restraint. Duhart is one of the later-ripening and cooler Pauillac terroirs which is why in the past it could be overly austere when young, but it is benefitting from recent hot summers in terms of its fruit ripeness. Pencil lead is prominent here, along with cassis and bilberry. Very precise, very elegant, with a creaminess to the fruit through the mid palate, and overall this is an excellent Duhart."
95-96 JAMES SUCKLING: " A very balanced, refined Duhart with ever so fine tannins and currant, tobacco and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium to fine tannins. It’s extremely long and polished. Direct. You already want to drink this."
93-95 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Duhart-Milon was picked from 18 September to 4 October and raised in 50% new oak. Of course, this comes from one of the coldest terroirs in Pauillac due to the orientation of the vineyard and less proportion of clay, which has become an advantage in warmer growing seasons such as this. The 70% Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the aromatics with dense black fruit, pencil shavings and tobacco aromas, traces of dark chocolate in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with spicy black fruits on the entry. This is quintessential Duhart: a bit broody, conservative in a non-pejorative use of the word, harmonious and quite sturdy towards the finish. I like this. Whilst it has no intention of being the most flamboyant Pauillac on the gravel terrace, it is imbued with nobility." - Neal Martin
91-93 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Duhart-Milon is terrific. The benefits of a cool site in a warm year are evident. Duhart does a very nice job of balancing those contrasting elements with its blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. Grilled herbs, menthol, licorice and dried herbs all grace this super-expressive, mid-weight Pauillac. Duhart is a bit unyielding today, but that should not be an issue in another few years´ time. This is very nicely done.
Technical Director Eric Kohler describes 2019 as an easier vintage than 2018, a year that saw quite a bit of disease pressure and extremes of temperature. Kohler added that while 2019 was hot, it was consistently hot, and therefore the vines adapted to the conditions as opposed to being shocked by sudden changes. Yields were a very classic 36-40 hectoliters per hectare, depending on the property. Cuvaison was about three weeks, with gentle extractions. As always one of the signatures at Lafite is the use of a portion of press lots in the final blends."
93-95 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Cedar, herbs, tobacco, flowers, cocoa dust and red fruits open the wine. On the palate the wine is fresh, crisp, earthy, spicy, soft, and medium-bodied, leaving you with sweet, pure, ripe cassis notes. The wine blends 70% Cabernet Sauvignon with 30% Merlot. What I really like here is that the wine straddles between classic and modern Pauillac."
92-94 JEB DUNNUCK: "A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the 2019 Château Duhart-Milon is a rich yet also elegant wine that has beautiful crème de cassis, toasted spice, graphite, and bouquet garni. This cooler terroir has yielded a beautiful, medium to full-bodied, elegant wine with loads of fruit and depth."