2005 Duhart-Milon 750ml

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2005 Duhart-Milon

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International Wine Cellar | 91(+?)

($70-$75) Medium ruby. Superripe aromas and flavors of blueberry, blackberry, bitter chocolate, licorice, menthol and Asian spices. Big, chocolatey and rich; much broader and more backward than the Carruades I tasted next to it but without that wine's perfume and light touch. Finishes chewy and youthfully medicinal, with a classic dryness and substantial tannins that call for seven or eight years of cellaring.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Jancis Robinson | 18

Very dark blackish crimson. Quite evolved on the nose. Sweet. Very opulent and gorgeous. Big and bold and utterly seductive. Just very slightly short but there is not a jot to complain about!

Drink Dates: 2012-2028
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 94

The finest Duhart-Milon ever made? This structured, tannic, dense ruby/purple-tinged Pauillac offers up hints of cassis, licorice, chocolate, and earth. Medium to full-bodied with good purity, strong tannins, and undeniable elegance, it reveals a character not dissimilar from its renowned sibling, Lafite-Rothschild. A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot, it is unquestionably outstanding, but to my taste, slightly less opulent than the estate's ethereal 2003.

Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 176

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Wine Spectator | 93

Dark in color, almost black, with beautiful aromas of spices, blackberry and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and very silky, yet tannic, with a wonderful texture. This is long and caressing. Gorgeous. 20,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2015+
Author: James Suckling


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Author: Wingman
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 03/02/2014
Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Score: 95
Author: Litig8tr
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/06/2013
This wine is in prime form right now. I don't like older wines. The tannins have settled nicely and are very smooth. The wine still has good fruit, currants, fruitcake, plums and blackberries. The best thing is the cinnamon on the finish. It's a shame that I will never be able to buy this wine at the price I paid a few years ago.
Score: 85
Author: NC
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/05/2011
This wie has a 94 RP rating and i would only give it an 85! Will try again with a different bottle.

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Score: 89
Author: Batard Montrachet
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/25/2010
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
I thought the wine was a bit flat and the tannins a bit too strong. This is a wine that needs to age a few more years at least. Could taste the potential of this 2005, but if you have some of this, don't open it for a couple years
Score: 94
Author: WineRyan
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/07/2010
Dark red color with brown hue. Nice nose of graphite, dirt and dark fruits. Wonderful smooth texture and weight on palate. Lots of nice fruit as well. Medium length finish fell a bit short. Soft tannin, easy drinking.
More Vintages and Sizes of Duhart-Milon:

2010 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
1996 (1.5L)

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