Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Duhart-Milon, Pauillac 4ème Grand Cru Classé

$123 ex. GST
$141.45 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $156.57

Last Year EP $131.00-

This (4th Growth) Pauillac is produced by the team who make Lafite, and it has been on top form in recent vintages.
The 2023 vintage is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot.

Inky plum, far deeper in texture and intensity than the Moulin de Duhart (in contrast to 2022, when both 1st and 2nd wines were intensely coloured). Classical Duhart on the attack, reserved and a little subdued, then in comes the waves of cassis, liquorice root, spiced plum, ink, tobacco and cigar box. High Cabernet in the blend, and it suits the style and character of Duhart. Has a ton of ageing potential, classical styled with precision, fully showcasing the enjoyment of 2023 in the right spots.
95 Jane Anson.

So much pure graphite and lead pencil here, together with blackcurrant and iodine aromas and flavours. Medium-bodied with creamy and velvety tannins that are very polished. Cedar and some tobacco box. Deep and layered. Al-dente tannins. Precise.
94-95 James Suckling.

The 2023 Duhart-Milon is displaying well-defined yet tightly coiled graphite-infused black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins that belie the backbone of this Pauillac. That graphite element is accentuated in the mouth and controls the classic finish that could only come from this appellation. This is excellent, but patience is required.
93-95 Neal Martin.

The 2023 Duhart-Milon has turned out beautifully, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis, cherries and dark berries mingled with hints of mint, cedar and spice box. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, it's deep and concentrated, with an ample core of cool but ripe fruit, sweet tannins and a long, penetrating finish.
92-94 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

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