2000 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac Wine Tasting Note


2000 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 89

Medium-bodied, mature, tobacco, cassis, cranberry, herb and cedar filled wine that is correctly made, enjoyable, but uninspiring.

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When to Drink Chateau Duhart Milon, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Duhart Milon needs time in the cellar. But it can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Duhart Milon is usually better with about 8-12 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Duhart Milon reaches its peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Duhart Milon with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Duhart Milon is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Duhart Milon is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Duhart Milon is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta.

Chateau Duhart Milon became much more expensive in 2009. This is because of the massive, increased Asian demand for the wine, due to the fact it shared ownership with the First Growth estate, Chateau Lafite Rothschild. However, by 2012, prices had slipped for the wine, making it more of an attractive purchase.