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2018 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1407948 95-96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is a very powerful Duhart with blackcurrant and blackberry character. Lots of graphite and black tea. Full-bodied and muscular with lots of formed muscles and great length. Could be best ever? Inner quote mark (4/2019)

94-96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2018 Château Duhart-Milon checks in as a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot that hit 14% alcohol. Beautiful black currants, smoked earth, chocolate, and damp earth notes flow to a medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant Duhart-Milon that has ultra-fine tannins, a weightless texture, terrific balance, and a great finish. Seemingly all about finesse and elegance, it builds nicely on the palate and has a great finish. It should match or exceed the brilliant 2009. 94-96+ Inner quote mark (5/2019)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark A wine that is often austere during En Primeur but is here showing its seductive side with a generous texture lending a wonderful richness through the palate giving it the feel of a 2009, although clearly loaded with tannins, but of a softer style than 2010 or 2016. It has a juiciness rippling with bramble fruit on the attack, then the herb, slate and liquorice root come in through the mid-palate adding complexity and gravitas. Harvest took place between 17 September and 4 October. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Duhart-Milon is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, with the Cabernet Sauvignon harvested September 25 to October 4 and the Merlot harvested September 17-25, and it has 14% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with exuberant notes of Black Forest cake, plum preserves and crème de cassis with hints of spice cake, woodsmoke, potpourri and eucalyptus. Full-bodied, rich and laden with layers of black fruit preserves and spices, it has a velvety texture and just enough freshness, finishing long. Very impressive--the densest, most opulent Duhart I have tasted! (LPB) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Silky tannins hide a firm structure that is serious and dense. The wine has a ripe blackberry flavor that dominates the firm tannins, but the lasting acidity leaves plenty of room for long-term aging. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92-94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Duhart-Milon was helped by light rain on August 28 and September 5 that nudged ripening back on track after a period of drought. It has a very well-defined bouquet of blackberry, bilberry, oyster shells and tobacco, focused and intense. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, but there is real backbone and a wonderful saline finish. Lovely build here, and certainly more substantial than the previous vintage. This is a Duhart-Milon back on form. (NM) Inner quote mark (11/2019)

90-93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Generous in feel, with a light herb note darting amid the rich plum and cassis fruit flavors. Displays the weighty fruit of the vintage, with a background of warm earth and tar details on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. (JM, Web Only-2019) Inner quote mark

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Black core with barely a rim. So wonderfully scented, like the Clerc Milon. Blackcurrant tea, pure cassis, almost floral, but so pretty. Firm and dry but super-refined on the palate, dry tannic finesse. Finely balanced for the long term. Dark and savoury and full of such refined elegance and dark finesse. A beauty. (JH) 17.5/20 Inner quote mark (4/2019)


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By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/10/2019 | Send Email
This is one of the most approachable Duhart Milon’s we have ever tasted out of barrel. This wine shows flavors of tea, mocha and tobacco, that are underneath a wonderfully fresh and ripe core of fruit. The texture is silky and the tannins are ripe and integrated. We are big fans of this wine! A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot

By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/3/2019 | Send Email
The fantastic roll Duhart Milon has been on continues in 2018. 65% Cab Sav 35% Merlot is the blend on this big, rich wine that is full of attractive-grapy fruit. Not as hard as most, and has more tasty fruit to grab on to than most wines in this vintage. 2 Stars and GREAT value! Ralph Sands

By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/16/2019 | Send Email
As remarkable as Lafite is in 2018, they made another winner with their other Pauillac property in Duhart-Milon. Super finessed and seamless, it is almost accessibly at this incredibly early stage. Refined, with a silky texture and purple to black fruits, it unfurls on a deep, but never heavy palate. It has tons of room to grow through elevage and will most likely have a ton of upside for the years after release. Tasted three times, and impressive every time.

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