Chateau Duhart-Milon Pauillac 2016Regular price $130.00 Save $-130.00
Varietal: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot
Château Duhart-Milon’s grand vin is often described as a model of the Pauillac appellation. The broker Guillaume Lawton noted as early as 1815 that “it is very robust, with a fine colour, and quite pronounced sappiness” (he describes the “sappiness” of the Médoc’s premiers crus as “something like the odour given off by finest sealing wax when it is burned”).
Beautiful dark colour with glints of violet and black. Very fine complex, delicate nose, despite the wine’s youth. The oak and toasted notes blend perfectly with the freshness, reflecting well-managed barrel-ageing. On the palate the attack is pure and delicate. Initially slightly closed, the wine gradually invades the palate, evolving with substantial volume, but never becoming aggressive. This creates a sensation of both power and lightness. The Cabernet Sauvignon develops more density towards the end of the mid-palate. The wine is very long and remains perfectly balanced throughout the finish. Should be at its peak in15 to 20 years.