Duhart-Milon Rothschild 2012

Current market price:

£567.00 / 12x75cl

£290.00 / 6x75cl

Duhart-Milon Rothschild - Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild
  • A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, this 2012 exhibits good ripeness as well as a strong herbaceous streak throughout the aromas and flavors. It is a very good, medium-bodied effort, but it is not as exceptional as some of the Duharts we have seen in recent vintages (2008, 2009 and 2010). It is slightly richer than the second wine of Lafite Rothschild, Carruades.

    Robert Parker Jr
    Wine Advocate #206

    88

  • A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, this 2012 exhibits good ripeness as well as a strong herbaceous streak throughout the aromas and flavors. It is a very good, medium-bodied effort, but it is not as exceptional as some of the Duharts we have seen in recent vintages (2008, 2009 and 2010). It is slightly richer than the second wine of Lafite Rothschild, Carruades.

    Robert Parker Jr
    Wine Advocate #206

    (87-89)

  • Firm and pretty with fine tannins and lovely fruit. Medium-bodied, with good fruit and a medium finish.

    James Suckling
    jamessuckling.com, April 21st 2013

    91

  • Tasted en primeur at the chateau. The Duhart Milon-Rothschild is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot cropped between 27th September and 17th October. It has a tightly wound bouquet that demands coaxing (perhaps because of the low pressure that day.) There are broody black fruit, sous-bois and graphite, but missing a little vigour. The palate is medium-bodied with a saline note on the entry. The tannins are quite fine, though it is missing a little weight in the mid-palate and on the finish. It is an understated Duhart, one that will be more approachable that other recent vintages. Tasted April 2013.

    Neal Martin
    Wine Journal May 2013

    88-90