Chateau Duhart-Milon-Rothschild (Futures Pre-sale) 2011

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Pre-sale:
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$94.99
Item No. 116439
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • JS93
  • WE93
  • WS92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Critical Acclaim

"Rich, spicy and dense, this wine shows a serious side. It has power and concentration, and the wood offers dryness as well as spice. Its fruit seems to be a separate layer at this stage.
Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points "
93 Points

"This shows lots of sweet tobacco and blueberry character. Full and silky with fine tannins. Keeps fresh. Long. Well done.
Barrel Sample: 92-93Points"
93 Points

"Shows high-toned cherry, tobacco leaf, grilled herb and lightly mulled spice notes. Very formed already, with a lingering dusty finish as the herb note peeks out more and more with air.
Barrel Sample: 89-92 Points"
92 Points

"Tart acids give this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine a crunchy, fresh, lively feel on the palate. Composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, this medium-bodied 2011 reveals loads of finesse and purity, but is slightly superficial compared to recent vintages such as 2009 and 2010. It should drink well for 10-15 years.
Barrel Sample: 89-91 Points"
91 Points

"Medium red. Floral red fruits and underbrush on the nose. Supple and silky but classically dry, with dark cherry fruit complicated by spice, graphite and cedar tones. Finishes long and clean, with juicy blackcurrant and graphite nuances and pronounced minerality. Almost a "fun" Duhart in its refinement, and less austere than usual. Well done.
Barrel Sample: 88-91 Points"
91 Points

Learn About Chateau Duhart-Milon-Rothschild Map ItMap It

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 Chateau 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 Casteja family...

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Learn About Pauillac

(pouy-YACK) The Big Three Home to three premier cru (first growth) chateaux, Pauillac is a leader in quality Bordeaux. Chateaux Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild are situated within the Pauillac appellation. Sandwiched between St.-Estephe and St.-Julien, Pauillac wines are big - known for their combination of elegance and power. Notable Facts The gravel...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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