Harvested between September 23 and 29, 2014, Merlot crops benefited from generally good conditions and a lot of sun. On the other hand, the Cabernet Sauvignon truly prospered, maturing beautifully, and offering fresher and more elegant expressions along with rich yet very mild tannins. Picked between September 29 and October 10, 2014 on Chateau Duhart-Milon parcels; the 55% Cabernet Sauvignon blend brings length, fresh flavours, and density to the 2014 Chateau Duhart-Milon. This dark, ink-coloured Pauillac wine offers commanding balsamic -cedar- notes with lovely, dense fragrances of blueberry, brandied raspberries, and dark figs evolving into seductive red rose aromas. Aeration brings out rich flavours along those lines. The 2014 Duhart-Milon very sharp yet neat palate carries volume. The mid-palate is both powerful and delicate: the perfect combination of high concentration, character, and elegance. This Pauillac holds great ageing potential!
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château Duhart-Milon 2014 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot that was picked from 29 until 10 October and 23 until 29 September respectively. It has a more fruit-driven nose than usual, a little less tertiary and austere than the Duhart's of old perhaps. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite sappy black fruit and well judged acidity. Nicely focused as usual here with a touch of salinity coming through on the finish. I feel that it is just missing the sense of dimension and authority that a great Duhart can possess, but it retains the aloofness that I admire so much. I will remain cautious for the time being and see how it fills out during its élevage.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU DUHART MILON 75008 PARIS 08 FRANCE|
|Classification||4e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 17
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 90-93
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot