Château Duhart Milon Pauillac 2000
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pauillac|
|Brand||Château Duhart Milon|
Station Plaza Wine
This wine is at its peak right now. I just can't imagine it getting better, although anything is possible. It explodes with quintessential Bordeaux characteristics, fig, tobacco, a hint of mint a little bit of late Summer due. It has an impressive finish and goes great with a bolognese pasta dish with some fresh basil on top.
Loads of plum, tobacco, meaty and cedary character on the nose. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, luscious finish. This needs time to open. Closed now. Best after 2007. 20,000 cases made.
An outstanding Duhart, certainly one of the best produced at this estate since the 1996, 1986, and 1982, this blend of 80.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19.5% Merlot reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of lead pencil intermixed with wet stones, black currants, and a certain leafiness. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, and dense, but tightly-knit, with considerable tannin, it will require patience. For those willing to wait, it will be a sleeper of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019.
The younger brother of Lafite, Duhart-Milon exhibits deliciously pure fruit. The wine is deceptively soft, because under the black jelly fruits, there are also dusty, dry, firm tannins. At the end, though, it is the vibrant fruit which lingers.