Marks and reviews
In the heart of the Pauillac appellation, Château Duhart-Milon is a perfect example of this appellation. This 4th Classified Growth of Pauillac was founded in the 18th century under the impetus of the Lafite family, who covered Pauillac with vines at that time.
Château Duhart Milon reigns over a 76-hectare vineyard located to the west of Château Lafite-Rothschild. The soils are composed of fine gravel and windblown sand upon tertiary limestone subsoils.
The second wine of Château Duhart-Milon, Moulin de Duhart is a Pauillac wine that stems from a rigorous selection of younger-than-average vines. This wine takes its name from an old mill on the Carruades plateau, which is adjacent to the Château Duhart-Milon vineyard.
A relatively mild winter preceded a spring marked by frost on the nights of April 26th and 27th, affecting 5 hectares of the vineyard. Thereafter, the mild conditions alternated with balanced rainfall, favouring early flowering and fruit setting. This head start was slowed down due to the combination of heavy rainfall and cold temperatures. Ripening is slow and even until mid-September.
Vinification and ageing
Traditional vinification with destemming and crushing before fermentation in cement or stainless steel vats. Maceration for 10 days. Malolactic fermentation before a 12 month ageing in French oak second-fill barrels.
Cabernet sauvignon (38%).
Brilliant, the colour is a beautiful red.
Expressive, the nose blends fruity and subtle caramelised fragrances.
Silky and delicate, the palate is seduced throughout the tasting due to this wine’s balance and roundness. The finish is persistent and harmonious.