Duhart-Milon Rothschild 2003
Tasting Notes Duhart-Milon Rothschild 2003
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.
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.
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.