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This property, which has benefitted enormously from tremendous investments from the Rothschild family that owns Lafite, has turned out a dense purple-colored wine in 2005. Offering broad, expansive, supple and silky tannin as well as loads of Asian plum sauce, blackcurrants, and sweet cherries, this wine is seductive, medium to full-bodied, and luscious. This successful effort from the Rothschilds should continue to drink well for at least another two decades.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)
The Château Duhart-Milon 2005 has a very classic bouquet: blackcurrant, wild strawberry, tobacco and clove all very well defined and intense, though it does not quite possess the precision or penetration of the Grand Puy Lacoste. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels so harmonious in the mouth, the acidity beautifully judged with hints of rosemary and clove on the finish. This is just beginning to open albeit at its own steady pace, but as usual, it needs time.
– eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015
Dark, brick-rimmed red; sweet and cedary to smell; ripe, sweet fruited, vital flavour within a fine, dry tannin; crisply sweet, gently gravelly, long and savoury; a notably fine textured Duhart, if still a touch dry, but with excellent fragrant length. A fine and refined, long term Duhart. Still very fair value. 2020-35+
Dark in color, almost black, with beautiful aromas of spices, blackberry and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and very silky, yet tannic, with a wonderful texture. This is long and caressing. Gorgeous.
Medium ruby. Superripe aromas and flavors of blueberry, blackberry, bitter chocolate, licorice, menthol and Asian spices. Big, chocolatey and rich; much broader and more backward than the Carruades I tasted next to it but without that wine's perfume and light touch. Finishes chewy and youthfully medicinal, with a classic dryness and substantial tannins that call for seven or eight years of cellaring.
Quality 877 | Brand 922 | Economics 840 |
Quality: The 2005 vintage is the Longest-lived vintage of chateau duhart milon quatrieme cru, with a predicted drinking window of 21 years Brand: We found this wine on 13 of the world's top restaurant wine lists, including Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen Economics: Below its peer group average price of £110 for the 2005 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles
- www.wine-lister.com June 2017