Château Duhart Milon 2016 - A.O.C Pauillac
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Experts Reviews

93/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
95-97/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
16/20
Score de la RVF
RVF
93/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
94-95/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
94/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

Blended of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, the 2016 Duhart-Milon has a deep garnet-purple color and features plums preserves, wild blueberries and cassis scents with touches of violets and underbrush with a waft of tobacco. Medium-bodied and elegant, with a backbone of finely grained tannins and oodles of freshness, it has a great core of perfumed black fruit, finishing on an earthy note.
93
points on 100
This ripe wine is full of great fruit aromas and flavors. Rich, juicy blackberry is combined with intense tannins and ample acidity on the palate. It is a fine summation of the vintage, with opulent fruit that mellows serious tannins. It might seem accessible with all this fruit, but don't be fooled, the wine will need many years.
95-97
points on 100
This is very vivid, with racy violet, cassis and plum aromas and flavors coursing through, laced with a mouthwatering anise note and leading to a long, focused finish. Displays a terrific iron underpinning. Best from 2024 through 2038. 22,083 cases made.
93
points on 100
A firm and silky young red with a medium to full body and lovely chocolate, cedar and currant character. Flavorful finish.
94-95
points on 100
Le 2016 est le plus complet des millésimes modernes du cru.
16
points on 20
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.
94
points on 100

Description

A 4th Classified Growth often cited as a model

The great wine of Château Duhart-Milon is often described as a classic refined model of the Pauillac appellation, it presents a "distinction reserved with finesse". The appreciation of the broker Abraham Lawton, from 1815 "... he presents himself with a lot of firmness, good color and sap pronounced enough", is an illustration of the permanent character of Château Duhart-Milon.



The Vineyard

The vineyard of Château Duhart-Milon is almost a block on the west side of Château Lafite Rothschild, on the hillside of Milon, which extends the plateau of the Carruades de Lafite. Château Duhart-Milon's property includes 76 ha of vines. The soils are fine gravel mixed with Aeolian sands on a subsoil of tertiary limestone. The 76 ha of vines are divided into Cabernet Sauvignon (67%) and Merlot (33%). The average age of the vineyard is 30 years old. The management of the property has been carried out since 1962 by a single team overseeing Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Duhart-Milon given the contiguity of the two properties. Eric Kohler, Technical Director of the Châteaux Bordelais, is assisted by Christophe Congé, Oenologist and Winemaker, and Régis Porfilet, Manager of the vineyards. The techniques used are quite identical between the two Châteaux and remain traditional, they incorporate a strict control of the yields, a harvest by hand and many works done manually throughout the year.


In the cellars

Each parcel is isolated at first to appreciate its ability to enter or not in the great wine after the end of fermentations. Several tastings of each vat are then carried out in December for a strict selection of the great wine. The cellars are located in the heart of the village of Pauillac. Each vintage is aged in oak barrels. The barrels come entirely from the Tonnellerie des Domaines. The duration of aging in barrels varies according to the vintages of 10 to 18 months during which the wines are periodically withdrawn and clarified with egg white. The average annual production of the estate (Château Duhart-Milon and Moulin de Duhart) is about 30,000 cases.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Duhart Milon
  • Type of wine
    Fourth Classified Growth
  • Appellation
    Pauillac
  • Superficy
    73 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    38 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    50% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2022 and 2038
  • Wine apogee
    2030
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Classified Growth) from Pauillac is made with a vineyard that has an area of 73 hectares by Château Duhart Milon. The average age of the vines is 38 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 14 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 50% of new barrels.

Pauillac

The Pauillac appellation is located on the left bank of the Gironde and brings together exceptional climatic and geological conditions, which allows it to produce very great wines. Capital of the Médoc viticole, the port city of Pauillac gave its name to the appellation. The AOC can boast of having three wines in the first five classified growths of 1855: Lafite Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. On its 1,200 ha of vines, Pauillac produces 54,000 hl of red wines each year. Note that Mouton-Rothschild also produces a white wine.
Pauillac is a jewel of the Médoc, it indeed has 18 classified growths which represent 85% of its production. Perched on a beautiful rump of gravels, its terroir is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon assembled with Merlot and to a lesser extent with Petit Verdot and Malbec.