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2001 Duhart-Milon Rothschild

By Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild

2001 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The turn of the millennium was a herald of many things, not least among them, a vintage year that offered an exquisite bounty for those with a discerning palate. The 2001 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild stands as a testament to this era—an era marked by climatic idiosyncrasies that forged some of the region's most celebrated wines.

 

Historic Terroir Meets a Year of Weather Whims

To appreciate the 2001 vintage is to understand the quirks of that year's climatic conditions in Pauillac—a late blooming, brought forth by cool spring temperatures, laid the foundation for a summer that turned generous with warmth. It is this caprice of nature which allows the 2001 Duhart-Milon Rothschild to occupy a refined niche—one steeped in the dense richness typical of Pauillac, yet flamboyant with a freshness seldom found in its fellow vintages.

 

An Oenological Reflection of Patience and Elegance

Two decades on, the 2001 Duhart-Milon Rothschild proffers a mature bouquet wherein dark cherries and blackcurrant compote cling seductively to threads of smoked cedar and pencil lead. The palate is graced with an assemblage of ripe tannins and measured acidity, conveying a structure that whispers a stalwart longevity. Earthy nuances twinkle amidst the savoury fruit core, bestowing upon the connoisseur a beguiling tapestry woven with finesse.

As one contemplates wine investment opportunities, it bears noting that the 2001 Duhart-Milon Rothschild offers not merely an addition to one's cellar; it presents an asset clothed in Bordeaux's inimitable grandeur. This poised representative from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild encapsulates a moment in time when both vine and vintner danced to a rhythm set by nature's unpredictable waltz.

 

Profound Character for Astute Collections

In closing, one may reflect upon the distinguishing character of this admirable creation; underpinning its value as a collectable is not solely its bouquet or palate but also its embodiment of Pauillac’s timeless artistry. Indeed, for both enthusiast and investor alike, the 2001 dares you to discover its secrets wrapped in layers characteristic of its exceptional vintage—proving once again that Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild has curated yet another remarkable chapter to their annals with their 2001 stewardship.

Market price (SGD)

$1,170.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

63.64

Scores and tasting notes

91

Very tight on the nose with blackberry, cedar and a touch of liquorice developing with aeration. A full-bodied palate, good structure with cedar, blackberry and a touch of blueberry. Clean fruit, very pure with a focused, smoky finish. Excellent. Tasted October 2007.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal May 2008

89

The Rothschilds are making enormous investments in this estate, so I'm expecting a breakthrough effort to emerge (maybe the 2003 qualifies). The deep ruby-colored 2001 exhibits a moderately intense, noble bouquet of graphite, plums, and currants. Elegant (much in the style of Lafite) with medium body, sweet tannin, and a lively finish, it will be at its finest between 2007-2017.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #153 June 2004

89

The Rothschilds are making enormous investments in this estate, so I’m expecting a breakthrough effort to emerge (maybe the 2003 qualifies). The deep ruby-colored 2001 exhibits a moderately intense, noble bouquet of graphite, plums, and currants. Elegant (much in the style of Lafite) with medium body, sweet tannin, and a lively finish, it will be at its finest between 2007-2017.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004

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