Located west of Château Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Duhart-Milon vineyard forms a single block of vines spreading on the slopes of Milon, along the Carruades plateau. The nose remains discreet despite offering powerful fragrances. The palate carries bursting flavours with increased expressions. The 2009 Chateau Duhart-Milon represents Pauillac success as well as one of Gironde’s most prestigious vintage of the century.
Parker : 97 / 100
J. Suckling : 95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and full-bodied, it is the most concentrated and broadest example of this cuvee I have tasted in over three decades. It will be ready to drink in 5-7 years and should last for three decades or more. Consumers looking to maximize value should be checking out Duhart Milon, as this may be the single smartest purchase in this great and historic vintage!