Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild   Duhart Milon Rothschild

2003 Duhart-Milon Rothschild

By Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild

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A spectacular wine, and one that could have been bought for a song when it was released, this blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. Strutting all of its nobility, richness and majesty in 2014, it boasts abundant notes of cedarwood, creme de cassis, licorice and a hint of lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, rich, dense and fully mature, it is capable of lasting another 7-10 years. This beauty is a big-time sleeper of the vintage.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 27 August 2014


Spicy and gamey, but rich and wonderful on the nose. Full bodied, with round and velvety tannins and a long, sweet tobacco and ripe fruit aftertaste. Decadent and yummy right now, but needs another four or five years.

James Suckling -, March 14th 2011


Consumers should take note as this estate is clearly benefiting from increased attention from the Rothschilds. The 2003 may be the finest Duhart-Milon made ... ever! A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, it boasts a deep ruby/purple hue in addition to a big, sweet perfume of black fruits interwoven with roasted herbs and meat juice offered in a muscular, full-bodied style. Full-bodied, dense, and well-structured, this stunning cuvee is best consumed between 2010-2030.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #164 April 2006


Tasted at the IMW Lafite seminar in London. The 2003 Duhart Milon has a soft, slightly meaty bouquet with touches of allspice and dried blood tincturing the black, smoky fruit with its savoury side developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with savoury fruit and quite dry tannins. It is well balanced but it lacks vivacity and tension, with the finish drifting towards a light herbaceous finish. Tasted February 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal May 2012

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