Duhart-Milon Rothschild 2006
Tasting Notes Duhart-Milon Rothschild 2006
It is no longer an insider’s secret that the investments made by the Rothschild family (of Lafite) in Duhart Milon are paying big dividends. A shrewd Pauillac lover’s delight, it possesses exceptional quality, yet the price remains fair. This blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, only 50% made it into the final blend, displays some of Lafite’s classic notes of lead pencil shavings, cedar, and black currants along with more earthy, roasted herb, and spice box characteristics. Rich, full-bodied, dense, and already approachable, it should evolve easily for two decades. Good value.
Tasted at the IMW Lafite seminar in London. The 2006 Duhart Milon has a superb bouquet, which is strict and linear as usual. There is very pure Cabernet Sauvignon: blackberry, graphite and a touch of chalk dust. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy tannins that lend a slight powdery texture. It is very well balanced with blackberry, graphite, mint and a touch of burnt toast. It has impressive focus and delineation, though it is not foursquare. This is a typically serious wine that deserves ten years at least in bottle. Tasted February 2012.