2009 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • NM 96
  • JS 95
  • WE 94
  • WS 92
  • JJB
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2009 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2012
A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big sweet nose of creme de cassis forest floor licorice lead pencil cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and... A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big sweet nose of creme de cassis forest floor licorice lead pencil cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and full-bodied it is the most concentrated and broadest example of this cuvee I have tasted in over three decades. It will be ready to drink in 5-7 years and should last for three decades or more. Consumers looking to maximize value should be checking out Duhart Milon as this may be the single smartest purchase in this great and historic vintage! Since few consumers other than Chinese billionaires can afford wines such as Lafite Rothschild perhaps it is time for readers to take a look at Duhart Milon which sells for less than Lafite's second wine. The Rothschilds have invested heavily in resurrecting this property to near super-star status and the 2009 appears to be the finest Duhart I have ever tasted.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. To the astonishment of our group of experienced palates, the Duhart-Milon '09 took on all-comers under blind conditions and triumphed. I always regarded it as a fantastic... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. To the astonishment of our group of experienced palates, the Duhart-Milon '09 took on all-comers under blind conditions and triumphed. I always regarded it as a fantastic Pauillac but this good? I mean ... it received a higher average group score than almost every Grand Vin. It has a very intense bouquet with blackberry, mulberry, quince and a touch of dried flowers picked from down in Margaux. There is a slight meaty tincture suggesting some Cabernet Franc? The palate is medium-bodied but with superb fruit concentration. Again, there is a beguiling sense of precision and harmony that lends the finish weightlessness and poise. This is an effortless wine and a benchmark Duhart. Bravo!
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
This is superb with so much beautiful subtle fruit and wonderful flowers. Full and very lively with super fine tannins and a lively finish. Very exciting. Best ever from here. Try in 2018.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2010
(WE92-94 points) Barrel sample. A rounded wine, its tannins submerged into the ripe fruits. It feels soft, and there is just a bite of alcohol. The structure is soft, generous, opulent.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This takes a fleshy rather toasty approach showing roasted plum and black currant fruit with a smoked mesquite note on the loam-tinged finish. There's more breadth than depth but this has the latent minerality to last... This takes a fleshy rather toasty approach showing roasted plum and black currant fruit with a smoked mesquite note on the loam-tinged finish. There's more breadth than depth but this has the latent minerality to last a long time in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2027.
JJB
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, March 2010
63% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot. This is a much more traditionally styled wine from the blockbuster 2009 vintage. On the nose a lovely perfume that is more floral earth and mineral driven rather than fruit laden. This... 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot. This is a much more traditionally styled wine from the blockbuster 2009 vintage. On the nose a lovely perfume that is more floral earth and mineral driven rather than fruit laden. This wine is bright and framed well by its noticeable but balanced acidity.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2013
Not overpriced for once. Looks quite evolved. Scented and loose and salty/savoury. Very perfumed. Dry finish. Quite forward but well balanced. Very Lafite-like polish. Perhaps a little light. 17.5/20 GV