Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild   Duhart Milon Rothschild

2016 Duhart-Milon Rothschild

By Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild

2016 Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

The 2016 vintage from Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild is a testament to the resilience and balance that defines great Bordeaux wines even in the face of challenging climatic oscillations. Known for producing classical Pauillac with poise and longevity, Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild has once again tailored an exceptionally well-structured vintage that enthusiasts and investors alike should take note of.

 

An Exemplary Vintage in a Historic Lineage

While Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild routinely crafts wines with commendable structure and depth from their sprawling vineyards neighbouring the illustrious Lafite Rothschild, it is the 2016 vintage that truly accentuates the estate’s precision in winemaking. A year marked by a tumultuous start and a glorious finish, the climatic conditions ultimately bestowed a bountiful harvest characterised by concentration and freshness that stands shoulder to shoulder with the great vintages of recent memory.

 

Meticulous Vinification and Elegant Maturation

Evident in the glass is the wine's deep, inviting hue—a prelude to its complexity. With an astutely balanced blend predominated by Cabernet Sauvignon complemented by Merlot, this 2016 iteration articulates black fruit richness integrated seamlessly with refined tannins and an undercurrent of earthy minerality. A vivid expression of Pauillac terroir, this vintage exudes subtle hints of cedar and tobacco leaf that whisper tales of its dignified ageing potential.

In terms of investment potential, the 2016 Duhart-Milon Rothschild exhibits all the hallmarks of a storied label poised for appreciation. Its harmonious assembly proffers not just immediate pleasure but assures continued evolution for collectors seeking wines that mature gracefully over time.

 

A Toast to Astute Connoisseurship

A symphony of power paired with elegance, the 2016 Duhart-Milon Rothschild offers a compelling narrative for both the palate and the portfolio. As each sip unfolds layers of complexity beckoning contemplation, it bridges the ethereal gap between viticulture dedication and vinous pleasure. For those vested in the pursuit of fine wine as both artistry and asset, this vintage warrants attention as one of Pauillac's distinguished paragons for epicurean enjoyment and investment foresight alike.

Current market price

$850.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

46

Scores and tasting notes

94-95

A firm and silky young red with a medium to full body and lovely chocolate, cedar and currant character. Flavorful finish. One of the best in a very long time.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2017

93

Blended of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, the 2016 Duhart-Milon has a deep garnet-purple color and features plums preserves, wild blueberries and cassis scents with touches of violets and underbrush with a waft of tobacco. Medium-bodied and elegant, with a backbone of finely grained tannins and oodles of freshness, it has a great core of perfumed black fruit, finishing on an earthy note.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 30 November 2018

17+

Dark glowing crimson. Black pepper and intensity on the nose. Bone dry and enormous energy and savour. Real elegance and some majesty. Neat and well balanced. Bravo! Very much speaks of the vintage with its freshness and intensity.

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

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