Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Duhart-Milon, Pauillac 4ème Grand Cru Classé
$135.70 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
The 2020 Duhart-Milon is soft, pliant and wonderfully seductive. Strong Cabernet aromatics open first, lending quite a bit of savoury nuance. Bright red/purplish berry fruit, spice, cedar and earthy notes show the vibrant side of this Pauillac's personality. The 2020 deftly balances ripeness with energy. It's a terrific example of the year. The 2020 is the first vintage made in the new cellar. 90-92 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.
Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2020 Duhart-Milon comes with vibrant notes of crushed black cherries, black raspberries and plum preserves, plus an exotic spice undercurrent of cumin seed, star anise and cardamom, with an earthy touch of black truffles. The medium-bodied palate delivers mouth-coating, juicy black fruits with a plush texture and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. 91-93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown.
Restrained and sombre at first, but carefully constructed, with a rippling muscular texture, full of firm tannins with bright acidities underneath. Like the precision and the slightly austere cool blue fruits, pencil lead and liquorice root. Elegant, precise, feels very Pauillac in its density combined with fine tannins that have life and lift on the finish. 95 Jane Anson, Decanter.