1053866

$88.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Château Duhart-Milon, the "rebellious uncle" of Château Lafite Rothschild, embodies Pauillac's heart. This 4th Cru Classé, with its 76-hectare vineyard of fine gravels and limestone subsoils, delivers earthy depth and sinewy backbone. Invested in by the Rothschilds, it offers a refined texture and tannic structure, perfect for aging.

PRE-ARRIVAL- THIS WINE WILL SHIP IN FALL 2026 WINES ARE SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY SCOUT. PRICE IS EXCLUSIVE OF TAX AND TARIFFS.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2023
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pauillac
Total Varietal Composition %:
80% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot
Score Wine Advocate:
92-94
Score Vinous:
95
SKU #:
1053866
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA92-94

Wine Advocate

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon (picked late, between September 25 and October 3) and 20% Merlot, the 2023 Duhart-Milon has turned out beautifully, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis, cherries and dark berries mingled with hints of mint, cedar and spice box. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, it's deep and concentrated, with an ample core of cool but ripe fruit, sweet tannins and a long, penetrating finish.

VN95

Vinous

The 2023 Duhart-Milon was picked September 7 to October 3 and contains 15% pressed wine, matured in 50% new oak. It has a much more backward bouquet than the Moulin, displaying well-defined yet tightly coiled graphite-infused black fruit. The palate is medium- bodied with saturated tannins that belie the backbone of this Pauillac. That graphite element is accentuated in the mouth and controls the classic finish that could only come from this appellation. This is excellent, but patience is required.

JS95

James Suckling

So much pure graphite and lead pencil here, together with blackcurrant and iodine aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with creamy and velvety tannins that are very polished. Cedar and some tobacco box. Deep and layered. Al-dente tannins. Precise.

JD92-94

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2023 Château Duhart-Milon is much more Cabernet-dominated and has cassis, graphite, and sappy, floral, and lead pencil notes as well as medium-bodied richness. It's pure and has terrific overall balance, a notable sense of freshness (pH is 3.8), and building tannins.

DC95

Decanter

Some herbal bramble notes on the nose, soft dark chocolate, blackcurrant, flowers, liquorice and dark chocolate. Not huge aromatics, quite quiet. Round and smooth, a lovely juiciness but with weight and balance, gorgeous texture - a little salty and stony, a tiny bit grippy but gorgeous overall expansion in the mouth giving flavour without any overt heaviness. Lovely softness but this still has power and energy. Lifted and intense but so finessed. It has broad shoulders with graphite and wet stone touches alongside bramble fruit and great, almost piercing acidity. Lovely.