2019 Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Cru Classé Pauillac

The 2019 Duhart-Milon feels cooler than the other wines in the stable: no doubt due to the estate’s cooler terroir. There’s dark berries, with crunchy blackcurrents and plenty of red liquorice. There’s a lovely blackcurrant leaf note, too. This is very pure, with creamy tannins on the finish. Very long.

Critic score
94.25/100
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Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£65.08
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£390.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2043
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Cru Classé Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Duhart-Milon is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, harvested from the 19th of September to the 4th of October. Deep garnet-purple in color, it springs from the glass with vivacious notes of plums preserves, black raspberries and blackcurrant pastilles with suggestions of menthol, dark chocolate, pencil lead and woodsmoke plus a touch of garrigue. Medium-bodied, the palate is spritely and refreshing, with bags of juicy, mint-laced black fruits and an approachable, plush texture, finishing long and lively.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020)
(92—94)/100

This one might sneak up on you, confirming the rise of this wine in recent years. Clear depth of fruit, and above all clear Pauillac character. This feels strict and confident, with beautiful balance and restraint. Duhart is one of the later-ripening and cooler Pauillac terroirs which is why in the past it could be overly austere when young, but it is benefitting from recent hot summers in terms of its fruit ripeness. Pencil lead is prominent here, along with cassis and bilberry. Very precise, very elegant, with a creaminess to the fruit through the mid palate, and overall this is an excellent Duhart.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)
94/100

A very balanced, refined Duhart with ever so fine tannins and currant, tobacco and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium to fine tannins. It’s extremely long and polished. Direct. You already want to drink this.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2020)
95—96/100

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