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2018 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac 6-pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1415916 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)

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. 17.5/20 points. (JH) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This product is 6 bottles in its Original Wooden Case (OWC), sold only as a 6-bottle case to protect ideal provenance. If the wines must be shipped, they will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles, with the wood case shipped separately. Will Call or Local Delivery orders can be handled as intact OWCs. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions.


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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

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