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Showing a lovely dark color of good intensity with a pure and very fruity nose; this wine performs finely fleshy on entry, then develops over a good density, becoming savory before finishing mellow over a good tannic envelope and a medium length.
A magnificent sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 Duhart Milon is the shrewd consumer’s wine to purchase by the case as prices do not yet reflect its qualitative resurgence. Composed of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot that came in at 13.09% alcohol, it is a surprisingly intense effort displaying a marvelous texture, plenty of black currant, licorice, unsmoked cigar tobacco and earthy characteristics, a full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning purity as well as density.
The harvest here did not begin until October 1st, finishing on October 15th, and the wine is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot. This has dense, reserved, linear fruit character on the nose, with good style. A note of perfume too. The palate is fine, showing stony, lean fruit but a nice weight to the middle. Lovely ripe tannins, substance and finesse. Fine extract and a good finish. Certain potential here.
Classified 4th growth in 1855. The fine wine from Château Duhart-Milon is often described as a classic version of the Pauillac appellation. It has a distinguished and reserved character. The courtier Abraham Lawton noted as early as 1815 that "it has firm taste, a fine colour, and a pronounced sap".This strong personality of Château Duhart-Milon remains accurate today Vinified by the team of Lafite Rothschild. Duhart Milon raised its concentration and its savours in mouth. Since the harvest of the 2003 vintage, the domaine has its own team of vintagers. The vat room and cellars were extended and totally renovated in 2003.
Owner: Domaines Barons de Rothschild
Manager: Charles Chevallier
Cellar master: Christophe Congé
Vineyard manager: Régis Porfilet
Blend of the 2008 vintage: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 57% Merlot
Ageing: 55% in new barrels during 18 month/s
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Soil: Fine gravel mixed with aeolian sands on tertiary limestone bedrock.
Area: 72 hectares
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Density of the vines: 7500 feet per hectare:
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