Chateau Duhart Milon 2017 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)

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Decanter
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Jeb Dunnuck
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Wine Enthusiast
SKU
CDMN201710 UCAU
$180.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$180.00 Per item
Château Duhart-Milon’s grand vin is often described as a model of the Pauillac appellation. The 2017 Chateau Duhart-Milon is terrific, offering tons of Pauillac character in its smoked tobacco, blackcurrant, new leather, and spicy, earthy aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it has the forward, elegant, classic style of the vintage and will continue drinking beautifully for 20-25 years or more. It’s a hidden gem in the vintage I’d be thrilled to have in the cellar. - Jeb Dunnuck
Château Duhart-Milon’s grand vin is often described as a model of the Pauillac appellation. The 2017 Chateau Duhart-Milon is terrific, offering tons of Pauillac character in its smoked tobacco, blackcurrant, new leather, and spicy, earthy aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it has the forward, elegant, classic style of the vintage and will continue drinking beautifully for 20-25 years or more. It’s a hidden gem in the vintage I’d be thrilled to have in the cellar. - Jeb Dunnuck

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Decanter

A brilliantly elegant, suave Duhart, one of the successes of the appellation for me. This is a classically structured Duhart, a wine that is not overly exuberant but that has a sense of direction and balance, and is well held together. There's a very attractive quality to the tannins, joined by dark bilberry fruits that gain weight through the palate. It doesn't quite have the dense concentration and richness of 2016, but that was an exceptional vintage. This is a wine that I look forward to following as it ages. Around 5% frost on the northwest corner, affecting the Merlot for the second wine (not tasted). But overall the vintage was so early that even though the September rains probably brought alcohol levels down a touch, they did not unduly worry as the fruit was already ripe enough. 3.75pH. 50% new oak. 38hl/ha yield.

92 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Chateau Duhart-Milon is terrific, offering tons of Pauillac character in its smoked tobacco, blackcurrant, new leather, and spicy, earthy aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it has the forward, elegant, classic style of the vintage and will continue drinking beautifully for 20-25 years or more. It’s a hidden gem in the vintage I’d be thrilled to have in the cellar.

90 / 100

Wine Enthusiast

This is a perfumed wine, as well as a touch herbal, with generous tannins. It is juicy, ripe with black currant flavors but with an edge that gives some firm structure. The plush fruit is cut with acidity offering a fresh finish