2021 Duhart-Milon (Pauillac)

81% Cabernet Sauvignon/19% Merlot. Once upon a time and under a different name, Duhart-Milon was the second wine of Lafite. It has had its own identity as a fourth growth since the early XIXth century, but after an interrugnum of a hundred years or so returned to the Lafite stable. Lafite lies next door, and the terroir is very similar. There are certain days in the Medoc when a change in the wind brings in sea air, and the bouquet of 2021 Duhart-Milon seems to capture it in the tang of iodine mingling with red berry aromas. On the palate it is impressive, layered, and very fine. An extremely elegant Pauillac. (NT 11/05/22)
Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
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Cabernet Sauvignon
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91-93 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, April 2022
90-92 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2022
90-92 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2022
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2021 Duhart-Milon (Pauillac)

Media Reviews

William Kelley

Incorporating fully 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2021 Duhart-Milon unwinds in the glass with aromas of sweet berries, cigar wrapper and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, lively and persuasively concentrated, with beautifully refined tannins and a long, penetrating finish, it`s a classy, serious wine that reflects all the progress this estate has been making over the last decade. 91-93 points

Neal Martin

The 2021 Duhart-Milon, which is aged in 50% new oak, has a clean, precise bouquet of mineral-driven black fruit and touches of pencil lead and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and focused, with sappy black fruit and fine depth. This is a typically classically styled Duhart-Milon, though it does not quite have the persistence to rank as a top-rank vintage. But it will appeal to those who appreciate old-school Pauillac. 90-92 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2021 Duhart-Milon is a potent, brooding wine. Dark fruit, herbs, licorice and incense fill out the layers nicely. The oak still needs time to come together, but that is what élevage is for. The 2021 is a serious Duhart. Whether or not it will acquire a bit more charm remains an open question. 90-92 points

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