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Château Duhart-Milon

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2018 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 95

With a nice depth of color, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, black currant filled wine with a touch of olive, tobacco and plum. Refined, forward, fresh and clean and already showing purity, silky textures and spicy, red pit fruits from start to finish, this is a solid wine, with real character, made from blending 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. The harvest took place September 17 to October 4. 94-96 Pts

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2017 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 93

A medium-bodied wine with an emphasis on the stylish black raspberry and cassis core, there is softness, sophistication and purity with refined tannins and tender fruit in the finish. The wine was made from a meld of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot.

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2016 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 94

The black raspberries, tobacco leaf and floral notes stand out here. The wine is refined, medium bodied, fresh, elegant and lush, ending with sweet, juicy, ripe dark cherries. The wine was made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot. Give this 5-8 years of time before popping a cork and enjoy it for the next 20 years after that.

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Floral, black raspberry, tobacco and wet earth scents create the nose. Medium bodied with an elegant palate, the fruit radiates with a fresh, sweet quality and ends with juicy, ripe dark cherries. The wine was made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, which was picked September 26 to October 12.

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2015 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 93

It is the elegance and purity in the sweet, red berries that stand out here. Forward, soft, refined and complex, the wine is fresh and the textures exude grace. Give it 4-5 years in the cellar.

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Nice wine indeed, but the 2016 is so much better. That in itself does not take anything away from the fresh , vibrant character here and all its complexities offered here.

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Freshly snipped herbs, tobacco, cedar and black currant begin a refined and stylishly spicy wine. Be prepared for a burst of sweet, pure black raspberries and cassis in the end note. Made from a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, the fruit was harvested in late September and early October, beginning with the Merlot and finishing with the Cabernet Sauvignon. 91 - 93 Pts

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2014 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 92

Tobacco, cedar, cassis and lead pencil on the nose. The medium bodied wine is fresh, lively, with a blend of black cherry and cassis with an energetic, spicy, lively finish. Give it at least 8 more years to come around. Plus, for some odd reason, there was a huge infestation of grape eating snails that loved eating the Cabernet Sauvignon, which has added more fatness to the wine.

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55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot produced a blend which is elegant, fresh and medium-bodied in style with sweet, crisp cassis, peppery blackberries and soft tannins in an open finish. Give this wine a few more years to develop additional complexity. 90-92 Pts

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2013 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 90

Using 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, the wine opens with floral, black raspberry and cassis in the nose. Medium bodied with a saline character to its light, soft, open, dark cherry personality, this is a Duhart Milon to drink young. The yields were 25 hectoliters per hectare. 89-90 Pts

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2012 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 90

62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot – The wine offers sweet dark berries, freshness and a sweet and tart, red and dark berry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 91

75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot make up the blend. With a perfume of black cherry, smoke and lead pencil, the wine offers ample, fresh, chewy Cabernet flavors with freshness and cassis. 91-93 Pts

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2010 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 93

Closing up, it took effort to find the cassis, tobacco and olive notes. Medium/full bodied, soft textures and a fresh, cassis and dark red berry filled finish are found in this elegant Pauillac.

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Duhart Milon 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, (which is also similar to what the property used in 2005,) the wine opens with sweet oak, truffle, cassis and tobacco notes. This medium/full bodied cassis filled wine has ripe tannins and a long, polished black fruit filled finish. 93-95 Pts

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2009 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 94

Elegant, refined, medium-bodied, fresh and energetic, this blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot is clean, fresh, pure and classic, with a sweet, bright, soft, bright red berry note in the finish.

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Medium.full bodied, elegant, finesse styled Pauillac with a focus on freshness, silky, smooth tannins and ripe cassis, blackberries, earth, thyme, tobacco and cedar wood aromatics. On the palate, the wine is fresh, sweet, lively and serves up ample, ripe, sweet, spicy fruits in the finish. Still young, there is not much in the way of secondary development yet, but there is such a wealth of ripe fruit and silk tannins, like many 2009 Bordeaux wines, they can be deceptively easy to drink in their youth. The wine was made from a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot.

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2008 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 92

Far too young, but someone has to taste these in the name of science. With air and effort, smoke, tobacco, blackberry and earthy scents leads to a fresh, crisp, tannic, young Pauillac with good concentration that will be more fun to drink in 6-10 years. From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, the wine reached 13.1% alcohol.

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2007 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 89

Fully mature, medium bodied, with crisp, bright red fruits, hints of tobacco and green forest notes, that finishes with fresh, cherries.

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2006 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 91

Medium bodied, fresh, classic and still youthful, the red berry, tobacco, lead pencil and cedar nose brings you to a medium bodied, crisp, soft, but firm palate. Time should help this wine soften and expand.

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From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, this Pauillac wine offers cedar wood, tobacco, cassis and spicy blackberry notes. Tannic, structured and filled with ripe, juicy cassis, this Bordeaux wine needs at least another 5 years before it really starts to open up. Sadly, due to its connection to Chateau Lafite Rothschild, this attractive wine has become far too expensive for its quality.

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2005 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 92

Elegant, refined, soft and medium-bodied, with a core of fresh, sweet, bright, tobacco and earth infused red fruits, flowers and spice, this is close to ready to drink. Give it another 2-4 years and enjoy it over the following 15 or more years. This is the first vintage marking the revival of Duhart Milon for the Rothschild family.

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The first wine announcing the reemergence of Duhart Milon is medium bodied, finesse styled and displays an elegant, fresh, bright, crisp, cassis, black cherry, earth, and tobacco nosed profile, there is good freshness to the fruit and a softness to the tannins. The wine was made from a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot.

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From a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot, this vintage of chateau Duhart Milon is filled with aromas of creme de cassis, cedar wood, earth, tobacco and spice aromas that lead to a medium/full bodied Bordeaux wine that is already starting to show well. With round tannins and soft textures, this cassis and chocolate filled Pauillac will add complexity and softer textures with another 6-8 years of bottle age.

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2004 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 90

Starting to open and show nicely with a short decant, the wine medium bodied, fresh, lively and offers fresh, red fruits, earth, cedar, herbs and tobacco leaf. Classic in style, the wine was made from a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot.

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2003 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 90

Light in color with noticeable bricking , scents of cigar box, forest floor and dark berries are easy to find. Medium bodied, with no tannin remaining, the wine is drinking at full maturity.

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1952 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 75

At close to 65 years of age, this was ready for retirement. Fading, but with the unmistakable character of a Pauillac, the cassis, cranberry, tobacco and cedar personality is still holding on, albeit just barely. The wine is light in fruit, weight and finish.

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1929 Château Duhart-Milon  (Pauillac) 87

Musty on the nose, cedar, leafy, forest floor notes poked through. Medium bodied, with soft, round, supple textures and just a bit of spicy, red fruit in the finish. This would have been much better without the musty nose. Other bottles could be better, or not, depending on the provenance.

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