2008 Chateau Duhart-Milon - domaines barons de rothschild 4eme Pauillac  (Bordeaux)

Château Duhart Milon 4eme Pauillac is owned by its very illustrious neighbour Château Lafite-Rothschild, with whom it shares a vineyard management and wine making team.It’s vineyards neighbour Châteaux Lafite Rothschild and Châteaux Mouton Rothschild in this northern part of Pauillac.

The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) – Rated 94 Points
“A magnificent sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 Duhart Milon is the shrewd consumer’s wine to purchase by the case as prices do not yet reflect its qualitative resurgence. Composed of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot that came in at 13.09% alcohol, it is a surprisingly intense effort displaying a marvelous texture, plenty of black currant, licorice, unsmoked cigar tobacco and earthy characteristics, a full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning purity as well as density. Enjoy this top-notch 2008 over the next 20-25 years.” Tasted May 2011

Jancis Robinson – Purple Pages – Rated 17/20
“Purple. Extremely deep colour – deeper than Lafite! Fine, scented, aromatic and flattering on the nose. Lovely texture. Rather forward and fine tannined. Powdery texture. Lots of Cabernet (73%) but very ripe Cabernet. Very fine and neat – truly baby Lafite, except that of course it tastes much less embryonic in terms of development than its stablemate Lafite. A very successful seductive Duhart-Milon. Great balance.”