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1995 Duhart-Milon Rothschild

By Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild

1995 Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the quintessentially aristocratic tapestry of Bordeaux’s elite, the 1995 vintage of Duhart-Milon Rothschild from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild makes a markedly stately impression. This particular year was kind to the Pauillac appellation, offering a canvas upon which this eminent estate painted with broad, confident strokes.


A Pauillac Paragon: Investment and Enjoyment Intertwined

Let us not dally on the pomp and circumstance often surrounding the Rothschild name and instead delve into the artistry manifested in the bottle. The 1995 vintage unfurls in the glass like a cherished parchment—each sip a verse of Pauillac poetry. There’s an elegance here that’s gracefully fused with muscle; a delicate tension between the ripe, dark fruits and the assertive tannic spine. It was a year of sufficient warmth and light, endowing the 1995 Duhart-Milon Rothschild with layers of complexity—a melange of cassis, tobacco, and graphite notes intertwined with a subtle herbaceous quality.


Cultivating Collectability: A Vintage to Watch

The brilliance of this wine lies not only in its current state of maturity but also in its potential longevity—a factor most astute fine wine investors find irresistible. As it stands, the 1995 vintage presents an enticing proposition for portfolios aiming to encompass iconic vintages with notable ageing capacity.

Resting comfortably within its drinking window, it still hints at untapped reserves smoothing out its stately structure—promising further evolution for those who exercise patience. The 1995 Duhart-Milon Rothschild thus establishes itself as a composition of depth and balance; it challenges one to ponder over every sip while contemplating its future trajectory in both glass and market.

In conclusion, navigating the complexity and charm of the 1995 Duhart-Milon Rothschild reveals a wine resplendent with character—one that stands out distinctly within its lineage as a testament to a favorable year in Pauillac. As memories of past reviews settle like the fine sediment at this bottle's base, there remains no doubt that this particular expression is one to be celebrated and considered closely for cellar augmentation.

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Made from a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon/20% Merlot, the 1995 is slightly sweeter, more supple and slender than the broader-shouldered 1996. The wine's bouquet offers aromas of ripe berry fruit intermixed with minerals, toasty oak, and spice. Medium-bodied, with fine extract, it is a finesse-styled Pauillac (in the best sense of the word). Anticipated maturity: 2002-2014.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 February 1998


A moderate garnet core. The nose is full of strawberry and tobacco flavours which are turning leathery. Moderate to low fruit concentration on the palate which is fleshy with tarry notes developing. Fine fresh acidity. Cigar-box note on the finish. A fine decent Duhart-Milon but drinking now. Tasted June 2003.

Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Wine Journal

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