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2020 Château Duhart-Milon En Primeur

 

The release of 2020 Château Duhart Milon this morning is a sure sign that big-brother Lafite Rothschild (costing 5 to 10 times the price) is on its way...

With the vineyards lying adjacent to those of Lafite, albeit with a slightly cooler terroir, Duhart has always been the more affordable way to enjoy a glass of Rothschild greatness. And whilst most critics put the 2020 up there with the best of recent vintages (James Latham for jancisrobinson.com calling it "possibly the best Duhart yet"), Jeb Dunnock ("another classic, concentrated, impressive wine from this team") and James Suckling are unequivocal, both awarding up to 96 points. Unfortunately the château has only released very small volumes into the en primeur system as it is rumoured they want to keep it back for other markets. So if you would like to buy a case, and we recommend you do, order now as it will sell out fast. £340 per six bottles in bond. 

Bordeaux En Primeur, landing in spring 2023

To order, e-mail us at sales@richardkihl.ltd.uk

Château Duhart-Milon, Pauillac

Producer Profile

Château Duhart-Milon, Pauillac

Château Duhart-Milon is a Quatrième Cru Classé in Pauillac.  Named after the Pauillac village of Milon and a pirate (yes...a pirate) who served Louis XV, Sir Duhart.   Sir Duhart lived in the pretty château depicted on the label, built in the 18th century, but demolished in the 1950s, and like Cerc-Milon, the estate does not have its own château.  Owned by Lafite-Rothschild since 1962, it was for a time considered a  'second wine' for Lafite.  

The 76 hectare vineyard is planted to 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, with a terroir of gravel, sand, limestone and clay soils. The average age of the vines is 30 years old. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 7,500 vines per hectare.  The estate shares its technical director Eric Kohler with Lafite-Rothschild.

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