2009 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 97
  • JD 97
  • NM 96
  • JS 95
  • JL 95
  • VN 95
  • WE 94
  • WS 92
  • DC 91

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WA 97
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.
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, July 2017
Talk about value, the 2009 Duhart-Milon is straight up sensational stuff. Made from 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it gives up classic notes of blackcurrants, pencil shavings, saddle leather and smoked herbs, it’s... Talk about value, the 2009 Duhart-Milon is straight up sensational stuff. Made from 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it gives up classic notes of blackcurrants, pencil shavings, saddle leather and smoked herbs, it’s full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with fine tannin, impeccable balance and a great, great finish. It’s a heavenly bottle of wine that will compete with the best out there. Buy this wine!
NM 96
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
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.
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, October 2015
Medium.full bodied, elegant, finesse styled Pauillac with a focus on freshness, silky, smooth tannins and ripe cassis, blackberries, earth, thyme, tobacco and cedar wood aromatics. On the palate, the wine is fresh, sweet... Medium.full bodied, elegant, finesse styled Pauillac with a focus on freshness, silky, smooth tannins and ripe cassis, blackberries, earth, thyme, tobacco and cedar wood aromatics. On the palate, the wine is fresh, sweet, lively and serves up ample, ripe, sweet, spicy fruits in the finish. Still young, there is not much in the way of secondary development yet, but there is such a wealth of ripe fruit and silk tannins, like many 2009 Bordeaux wines, they can be deceptively easy to drink in their youth. The wine was made from a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot.
VN 95
Vinous, March 2019
The 2009 Duhart-Milon is recalcitrant on the nose, refusing to give much away in terms of aromas. Loamy, peaty scents emerge with time amongst the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, fresh in the... The 2009 Duhart-Milon is recalcitrant on the nose, refusing to give much away in terms of aromas. Loamy, peaty scents emerge with time amongst the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, fresh in the mouth with good salinity. There is something estuarine about this Pauillac that lends it personality and its grip on the finish suggesting that it will give many more years of drinking pleasure. This has long been an impressive Duhart-Milon and so it is proven here. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. -- Neal Martin
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, August 2010
(92-94) 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, 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. — JM
DC 91
Decanter,
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18 AG 17.5 SS 17 Enticing nose of ripe hedgerow fruits. Svelte, concentrated, with robust tannins to balance the sweetness of fruit, plus graphite and liquorice. Structure is disguised but... Individual judge’s scores: SB 18 AG 17.5 SS 17 Enticing nose of ripe hedgerow fruits. Svelte, concentrated, with robust tannins to balance the sweetness of fruit, plus graphite and liquorice. Structure is disguised but it’s clearly there. Potentially very fine. Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-duhart-milon-bordeaux-france-2009-1520#d01rlKULyrHsPWUB.99
JJB 92
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork