Duhart-Milon Rothschild 1996
Tasting Notes Duhart-Milon Rothschild 1996
A much more intense cedar, blackberry nose. Still quite backward and classic in style. Well-structured palate, good definition, fresh, cedary, pencil-shavings. Robust on the finish. Masculine, but very class indeed. Needs 10+ years. Tasted September 2006.
A strong case can be made that this is the finest Duhart produced since the 1982. The color is a saturated dark ruby/purple. The bouquet offers aromas of blackberry fruit intermixed with licorice, minerals, and dried herbs. Rich and intense, with considerable finesse, medium to full body, and outstanding concentration and purity, this should be a reasonably priced wine. It reflects the increased attention Lafite's administrator, Charles Chevalier, has been giving this nearby estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.