Drink: 2018 – 2028
Price: $106.89 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
The 2013 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, a blend of 20% Merlot and 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, has a simple bouquet for Duhart, though one that is not unpleasurable with muted scents of red plum and boysenberry fruit. Perhaps what the challenging growing season did was denude this Pauillac of terroir expression since I found little of that trademark pencil lead aroma. The palate is medium-bodied and quite rounded in the mouth, slightly lower in acidity than I was expecting, but cohesive with black fruit tinged with cedar and leather. It is a forward Duhart-Milon with moderate depth but decent length. It might be the earliest drinking and most approachable Duhart that I have encountered, but it still has drinking pleasure to offer.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 87
The 2013 Duhart-Milon impresses for its energy, cut and focus. Freshly cut flowers, smoke, graphite, melted road tar and smoke all take shape in the glass. The 2013 is smoky, gamy and rich, with good depth and intensity for the vintage, all supported by firm, incisive tannins. The harvest took place from October 1 to 14. The blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. Tasted twice.
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Score: 90-92
Very attractive aromas of blueberry, lavender and stone. Full body, chewy and tannic. It shows a serious depth of fruit for the vintage. Give it two or three years to soften.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 91
A tangy-edged version, with a blood orange note amid the red currant and raspberry coulis flavors, featuring prominent savory and bay notes that emerge steadily through the finish. Best from 2017 through 2022. 22,000 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 88