Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild   Duhart Milon Rothschild

2014 Duhart-Milon Rothschild

By Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild

2014 Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

The 2014 vintage of Bordeaux has gifted oenophiles with some wonderfully structured wines, showing a return to classicism after a series of variable years. Within this vintage's tapestry, the 2014 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild exhibits a character that is enigmatic yet reassuringly familiar to enthusiasts of this revered Pauillac estate.

 

Deep Roots in the Médoc: An Inherent Pauillac Pedigree

Nestled on the left bank of Bordeaux, Pauillac champions wines with majestic structure and age-worthy finesse. The 2014 Duhart-Milon Rothschild stands as a testament to the appellation's storied viticulture, providing a beacon of quality for collectors and investors alike. Its provenance is critical here, emerging from one of the most esteemed terroirs within the wider Lafite domain.

 

A Cool Composure: Climatic Serendipity

The weather patterns of 2014 placed many vignerons on their mettle as they navigated a somewhat cool and unassuming growing season. However, an Indian summer in September allowed the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes to achieve superb ripeness. The resultant wine is a captivating blend that harnesses the best attributes of its constituents — the cigar box and blackcurrant essence of Cabernet melded with the plump richness of Merlot.

The influence of judiciously used oak barrels is perceptible in the fine-grained tannins and whispers of cedar. These factors coalesce in the glass — not with overt decadence but with poised elegance that belies its years. For those who align their palettes with longevity and grace, this wine’s refined structure suggests considerable potential for maturation.

 

Investing in Pauillac's Promise

For the visionary investor who appreciates the confluence of a storied name and propitious conditions, the 2014 Duhart-Milon Rothschild presents an impeccable proposition. The season imbued into this wine’s profile suggests sagacity in laying down these bottles within one’s portfolio.

In summing up, this vintage from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild reflects a harmonious interplay between nature’s caprices and human craft. It reinforces why Pauillac continues to captivate us with offerings that whisper of their origin's splendour while speaking boldly about their future promise in both glass and market performance.

Market price (SGD)

$1,160.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

57.5

Scores and tasting notes

92-93

No tasting note available.

James Suckling - Jamesuckling.com (04/2015)

92

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Tim Atkin - TimAtkin.com (04/2015)

90-93

No tasting note available.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator

89-91

No tasting note available.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate

89

The 2014 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild is clearly a level up in quality compared to the Moulin de Duhart this year, with ample blackberry and cedar scents on the nose. As I observed from barrel, it is less austere than previous vintages of Duhart. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, plenty of blackberry laced with tobacco, Chinese five spice and just a faint hint of dark chocolate right on the finish. It should drink well over the next 12-15 years.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2017

17

No tasting note available.

Jancis Robinson - JancisRobinson.com

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