|ex Vat||€ 40,00|
|in Vat||€ 48,40|
|ex Vat||€ 101,00|
|in Vat||€ 122,21|
|Classification||Quatrième Cru Classé|
|Brand||Chateau Duhart Milon|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux Blend,|
|Condition||From Original Wooden Case|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained|
The 2005 Duhart-Milon is not far behind the 2003 (which I rated 94 points). A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot, it reflects the fact that the Rothschilds and their administrator, Charles Chevalier, have been making a major effort to increase quality at this property. Firm and structured, with a deep ruby/purple color and hints of graphite, black currants, licorice, smoke, and earth, it possesses a textured, rich, pure center, strong tannins, and real elegance as well as length. Four to six years of bottle age will be required, and it should last for 20-25 years.
Dark in color, almost black, with beautiful aromas of spices, blackberry and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and very silky, yet tannic, with a wonderful texture. This is long and caressing. Gorgeous.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.