2012 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac
0 This marks an impressive step forward for this wine that's so often been in the shadows of other wines in the Lafite-Rothschild stable. It's dense and structured as well as deliciously fruity. The wine is straight down the line, starting with perfumed acidity and finishing with blackberry fruit. Intense and tannic, it's likely to age. Drink from 2020. (RV)
Lots of currants, dried strawberries, sweet tobacco and cedar on the nose. Full to medium body and a solid structure. Reminds me of some outstanding Lafites of the 1980s such as 1985. A little tight and closed. Try in 2020.
Dense colour, meaty/cassis nose with firm Lafite-stable elegance, a fine Pauillac with a good future. (SS)
A deep, generous wine, the 2012 Duhart-Milon offers lovely depth and resonance throughout. Black fruit, graphite, smoke and licorice are some of the signatures. The 2012 is a bit rustic and rough around the edges, but it has enough depth to drink well for another decade plus. (AG)
Red currant, cherry and pomegranate notes form the core and flesh out steadily through the finish, picking up apple wood and anise accents along the way. Features polished grip through the finish, with a light echo of loam lending some contrast. (JM)
Tasted blind. Minerally nose – quite chewy. But with sufficiently velvety texture to charm the drinker. Fresh and vital. Quite long.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This property has enjoyed the considerable investments from the Rothschild family and the quality of the wines over the last generation has been increasingly impressive. I’ve always written that if you can’t afford Lafite Rothschild, why not try Duhart Milon, which is not far off the quality of its much more famous neighbor. Spicy, deep ruby/purple with notes of cassis, cedar wood and spice box, the wine is soft, round, juicy, medium-bodied... (RP)
A value. Lovely, ripe but restrained fruit hits all areas of the mouth with good, sweet middle fruit and richness. This wine has fine, elegant tannins and a nice hint of spice on the finish. Really delicious! (Ralph Sands, K&L Bordeaux expert)