Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild   Duhart Milon Rothschild

1999 Duhart-Milon Rothschild

By Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild

1999 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Complexity and nuance define the esteemed 1999 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild, an estate where the essence of Pauillac terroir is consistently captured with finesse. In this particular vintage, one finds a tapestry of flavours that only time can weave into such sophisticated elegance.

 

The 1999 Vintage: A Testament to Resilience

The latter part of the nineties threw various challenges at Bordeaux's winemakers, but Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild demonstrated admirable resilience in 1999. Despite a year marked by climatic caprice, this release emerged triumphantly. As it matured, the initially reserved qualities of this wine have developed a captivating complexity that commands attention from fine wine investors and enthusiasts alike.

An opulent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the '99 vintage presents an ensemble of ripe blackcurrant and cedar integrated with smoother tannins and an undercurrent of tobacco and earth. Kitchen spices mingle with a hint of graphite, offering a bouquet that becomes more intricate as it decants - a concert of aromas that reveals the mastery behind its creation.

 

Pauillac's Pedigree Perfectly Presented

The appeal of 1999 Duhart-Milon Rothschild extends beyond its flavour profile; it embodies the investment-worthy stability inherent in Pauillac wines. This is a region where the mettle of vintners and the generosity of the terroir interplay to produce vintages that age with grace and assurance. The '99 stands as a testament to this consistency.

Now basked in the glow of maturity, this vintage is at an optimum point for both drinking and investment purposes. It offers the rare opportunity to indulge in a wine that eloquently speaks of its origin and era—one that connoisseurs will acknowledge for its balance, structure, and ageing potential.

Those seeking depth and refinement will find the 1999 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild to be an acquisition that appreciates beyond its already established prowess. This vintage embodies a rich tapestry woven from the fabric of one of Bordeaux's most venerable appellations—a true collectors' choice rendered excellent by time's passage.

Market price (SGD)

$1,170.00

12x75cl

Highest score

89

POP score

77.78

Scores and tasting notes

89

After a dismal showing in late 2003, this Duhart has really come out of its shell. The 1999 Duhart has quite an opulent, sensuous nose with some dense black fruits, charcoal, graphite and a touch of boysenberry. Good lift and definition. The palate has a fine backbone, quite animally, something redolent of the Northern Rhone on the mid-palate, supple on the finish, silky damson finish with a bitter orange edge and a hint of pain grille on the aftertaste. Needs a little more time. Drink 2010-2020. Tasted September 2008.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jan 2009

88

This attractive dark ruby-colored, well-balanced, medium-bodied 1999 exhibits notes of underbrush, cassis liqueur, and dried herbs. The wine possesses finesse, harmony, and copious fruit. It can be consumed now and over the next 13-14 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 April 2002

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