2010 Duhart-Milon Rothschild
By Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild
2010 Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
In the pantheon of Bordeaux vintages, the stellar 2010 stands as a testament to the mastery of the winemaking craft at Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild. Its remarkable structure and richness set it apart as one of the most sought-after wines for fine wine investors.
Chronicle of a Standout Vintage
The 2010 vintage in Bordeaux was marked by an idyllic climatic harmony, resulting in wines of profound depth and longevity. The pertaining qualities of the 2010 Duhart-Milon Rothschild are a paragon, demonstrating why this year is revered over its predecessors and successors alike. This exemplary release from Pauillac captures the robust essence inherent to the appellation, magnificently draped in velvety tannins and a kaleidoscope of complex aromas.
A Taste of Pauillac Perfection
Upon tasting, one uncovers layers of cassis, blackberry and subtle touches of cedar. There's a clear sign that the terroir has spoken eloquently through this vintage - with those mineral nuances that evoke Pauillac's gravely banks. Age has imparted grace and subtlety, yet there remains a vibrant core of dark fruit which promises further evolution for those patient enough to let this wine continue its noble journey in cellaring.
The 2010 Duhart-Milon Rothschild possesses an investment potential accentuated not solely by its extraordinary vintage but also by its capability to transcend time. Collectors seeking wines with both stature and staying power will recognise that this particular expression from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild is woven tightly with both complexity and class.
For connoisseurs and investors alike, this vintage represents a notable acquisition for any portfolio. It serves not just as a liquid asset but as an embodiment of the legendary 2010 vintage – one which will continue to unfurl its intricate narrative with each passing year. The 2010 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild encapsulates the essence of Pauillac's terroir with impeccable precision, ensuring its status as one of the standout wines from an unforgettable year in Bordeaux.
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Scores and tasting notes
Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated. The wood is clearly pushed to the background in this dense, full-bodied Pauillac, which should drink beautifully for 30+ years. If you can't afford Lafite-Rothschild (few can)or even their second wine, Carruades de Lafite, you still have Duhart Milon, which has become a profound wine over the last 5-7 years due to the extensive amount of attention and investment the Rothschilds have pumped into this estate. This blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot is fabulous, a dead ringer for Lafite in a great vintage. (It is probably better than many of the Lafites of the 1960s and 1970s, and even some of the vintages in the 1980s.)
Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Duhart-Milon rocks up with upfront notions of baked plums, warm cassis and mulberries plus suggestions of cigar box, sandalwood, dried roses and forest floor. Full-bodied, rich and decadent in the mouth, the palate has a beautiful texture of velvety, fantastically ripe tannins and lovely freshness, finishing very long and very classy.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020
Tasted at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. There is clearly a tangible difference in quality judging by the aromatics between the Moulin de Duhart and the Grand Vin. Here, there is superb intensity with blackberry, bilberry, hints of vanilla and graphite. The palate is very well balanced and perhaps more approachable than vintages of Duhart would have been in the past (perhaps due to the 27% Merlot content). The acidity is taut and the finish has a pastille-like purity. Excellent – although will it surpass the stupendous 2009? Tasted November 2012.
Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2013
A wine with an intense sous bois, fresh tobacco and dried flower character on the nose and palate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and an attractive finish. It's structured yet polished with a beauty and stature. Try in 2015.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 18th 2013