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2000 Duhart-Milon Rothschild

By Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild

2000 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The millennium vintage from Bordeaux was met with great enthusiasm and has since matured into one of the most compelling narratives in the wine investment sphere. The 2000 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild stands as a significant chapter in this narrative, reflecting an exemplary confluence of favourable climatic conditions and vinicultural prowess.

 

Resonance of the Region: A Millennium Marvel

The year 2000 not only marked a numerical milestone but also blessed Pauillac with almost perfect weather. Gentle rains during late September and early October ensured the grapes achieved optimal ripeness. Unlike its peers, the 2000 Duhart-Milon Rothschild doesn't merely rest on the laurels of its vintage fame—it epitomises the extraordinary essence that only Pauillac terroir combined with a spectacular year could produce.

 

Investment Potential: The Taste of Time

For aficionados looking towards expansion of their portfolios, the 2000 Duhart-Milon Rothschild offers vulnerability, agility and structure in equal measure. A ballet of blackberries and plums performs on the palate, with cedar and tobacco adding layers of complexity. Over two decades on, it remains impeccably balanced—tannins softened but supportive, fruit expressive yet refined.

This wine's evolution in bottle hints at further development to come, promising heightened interest among collectors and investors captivated by the magic woven by time upon this Pauillac offering.

 

Eloquent Evolution: An Oenological Odyssey

Having recently revisited this exceptional vintage, I can attest to its arresting evolution. As with fine art, nuances emerge over time with the 2000 Duhart-Milon Rothschild exuding a painterly poise; a fine brushstroke revealing complexities where bold colour once dominated. A wine that has gracefully ascended the arc of maturation, it showcases an evergreen potential to tantalise sophisticated palates and discerning investors alike.

In summary, the invigorating journey that is embodied by this tactile treasure—the 2000 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild—competes for attention within the corridors of wise collections. Its composition of depth, finesse, and historical reverence sets it apart as an essential component for both connoisseurs and shrewd portfolio curators.

Current market price

$1,580.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

79.17

Scores and tasting notes

91-93

At en primeur: superb definition on the nose. Very pure with fine cedar and pencil-lead notes. Lovely ripeness here. Fine acidity. Pure classic Cabernet. Fresh and very classy - a Cabernet lovers delight. Then after bottling in November 2004. Just a stunning 2000 that offers great value for money. A pure nose of cedar, blackberry and pine. A nose that screams Pauillac from the church tower. Well-balanced palate with good definition. Peppery black fruits with a touch of black truffle developing. Cool, refined with a long, regal Cabernet finish. From 2010.

Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Wine Journal

90

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.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 April 2003

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