2004 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another sleeper of the vintage for this property that has been doing impressive work over recent vintages, the 2004 (a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot) displays a dark ruby/purple color along with classic aromas of cedar, creme de cassis, earth, spice, and wood. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, long, and impressively endowed, it should be at its peak between 2010-2022.
Often outshone alongside its stablemate, Lafite, Duhart-Milon seems to be coming into its own. It is rich and polished, dominated by new wood and soft, ripe fruit. The flavors are black currant, more jelly than fruit, but the power is also here, coming with the tannins and the intense, fresh acidity.
Wine & Spirits
A lovely vintage of Duhart, most of its charms are at the front of the wine-dark cherry and cassis aromas and succulent cabernet flavors. The tannins feel sleek and fresh, their richness building to the end. Ready to enjoy as a young wine, this will be best around eight years from the vintage.
Mid crimson with some evolution. Sweet and luscious. Very fresh with some macerated rose petals. (17/20 points)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright medium ruby-red. Musky aromas of cassis, fruitcake, chocolate and smoke. Richer and more minerally than the Carruades, but more backward and restrained. There's also a slightly weedy hint of the year but this is suppler and richer in texture. Finishes with slightly dusty but polished tannins and a suggestion of medicinal cabernet.