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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Chateau Duhart-Milon-Rothschild  2010
Chateau Duhart-Milon-Rothschild 2010
(search item no. 121312)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Duhart-Milon-Rothschild is a delicate wine. The initially supple tannins gradually become more powerful. It is well-structured on the palate with good density and has a precise, fairly full-bodied finish.
My Notes:

About Chateau Duhart-Milon-Rothschild:

In the early 18th century, Pauillac began widespread grape cultivation at the urging of the Lafite lords. The Milon wines served as additional income for Lafite's master, and became Château Lafite's second wine. The 1855 classification recognized the quality of Duhart-Milon's soil by ranking it as the only 4th growth wine in Pauillac.

Between 1830 and 1840, the Castéja family was left an inheritance by both Mandavy and the Duhart widow (14 hectares). The family thus possessed a 40-hectare vineyard that was named Duhart-Milon. The property changed ownership many times over the years and suffered a decline in the quality of its wines.

In 1962, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) acquired the property from the Castéja family. Since the acquisition by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), the vineyards have been totally overhauled and the chais renovated. A finishing touch to a remarkable 40 year effort to reclaim the Médoc 4th growth wine ranking for Château Duhart-Milon.

This wine is from Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)-Each wine is made with high standards delivering wines of elegance and finesse in the tradition of our great Bordeaux house, Chateau Lafite-Rothschild.