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2010 Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild

1.5ltr

ITEM 8103125 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $270
Item Sold Amount Date
I8113483 3 $255 Feb 13, 2022
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings...back currants and licorice...full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density...long, silky finish with moderately high tannins...should drink beautifully for 30+ years.

93James Suckling

A wine with an intense sous bois, fresh tobacco and dried flower character on the nose and palate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and an attractive finish.

91Wine Spectator

Well-polished, with sleek edges to the fleshy plum, cassis and blackberry fruit...finish is embedded with black licorice and violet notes. Approachable now, but the stuffing is there to cellar this for a bit. Drink now through 2025.

17Jancis Robinson

Delicately sweet dark fruit. Hint of blueberry and vanilla. Then drier and less obvious on the palate. Fine grained and unexpectedly juicy on the finish. (JH)

PRODUCER

Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild

Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild has been owned by the Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) since 1962. The estate is a Fourth Growth of the Pauillac appellation, and it includes 185 acres. When the famous Rothschild family bought the estate the vineyards were in poor shape, making it necessary to replant. Therefore the vines are somewhat young for a classified estate. Nevertheless for several decades the wines have, according to Robert M. Parker Jr., been “very good and occasionally outstanding. The style veers toward the balanced elegance and finesse school of winemaking exemplified by the estate’s bigger sister, Lafite Rothschild.” The vineyards are 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. About 280,000 bottles are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”