The 2011 Chateau Duhart-Milon displays a lovely purple-tinted colour. The nose, dominated by wood at first -a slowly dissipating barrel effect- is followed with notes of red fruits, tobacco, and spices. This Pauillac fine palate is round and fresh. The 2011 Chateau Duhart-Milon reveals a superb finish with complex fruit flavours: an excellent wine despite unfavourable vintage conditions.
Tart acids give this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine a crunchy, fresh, lively feel on the palate. Composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, this medium-bodied 2011 reveals loads of finesse and purity, but is slightly superficial compared to recent vintages such as 2009 and 2010. It should drink well for 10-15 years.