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Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated. The wood is clearly pushed to the background in this dense, full-bodied Pauillac, which should drink beautifully for 30+ years. Drink: 2013 - 2043.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The nose attired by the Duhart Milon 2010 is slightly more decadent than its peers, with hints of fresh prune and fruitcake infusing the black cedar fruit. The oak is nicely integrated but it needs another 3-4 years for the oak to fully integrate. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins on the entry. There is a lovely saline note here, a dash of white pepper and a long, satisfying, quite dense finish. Excellent. Tasted January 2014.
– eRobertParker.com, Mar 2014
4th Growth Pauillac [73CS/27M] Dense and mineral to smell with the ripe blackberry fruit of "Merlot" to the fore; elegantly balanced, a quite rich and fleshy middleweight wine with a fine, firm tannin and fresh acidity; deliciously ripe fruit, fresh and appetising, mineral infused and generous, with a nice spicy complexity, good length across the palate and fine aromatic persistence too. Plenty of "fat" here, with a fine, but very firm tannin texture. An excellent future, after a fairly long wait. 2022-35+ [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2011]
Well-polished, with sleek edges to the fleshy plum, cassis and blackberry fruit, while the finish is embedded with black licorice and violet notes. Approachable now, but the stuffing is there to cellar this for a bit. Drink now through 2025.
– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2013)
A wine with an intense sous bois, fresh tobacco and dried flower character on the nose and palate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and an attractive finish. It's structured yet polished with a beauty and stature. Try in 2015.
– jamessuckling.com, Feb 2013
Quality 741 | Brand 922 | Economics 900 |
Quality: Below the average quality score of its peer group for the 2010 vintage, 784 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 £117 for the 2010 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles
- www.wine-lister.com June 2017