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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
2005 was a very dry year. The drought began very early, at the end of May, allowing the vine to adapt itself by reducing its leaves. The very hot weather in June and July gave way to progressively cooler weather in August and the cool nights allowed good acidity levels to be maintained, resulting in slow steady ripening.
Ideal conditions for healthy, fresh and very ripe grapes. Deep ruby colour, with slight oakiness on the nose and notes of preserved fruit. Somewhat closed on the palate and pleasantly fruity.
"The second wine of Château Duhart Milon in a top year such as 2005 is the equal to many chateau Bordeaux. It has good depth of blackberry and red plum fruits, ripened by sweet acidity, layers of wood and spice, and a great finishing balance. "
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...Read More About Chateau Duhart-Milon-Rothschild
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.
The gravel...Read More About Pauillac
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...Read More About Bordeaux Red Blends
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