Duhart Milon 2000
Tasting Notes and Scores
-Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide No 7
An outstanding Duhart, certainly one of the best produced at this estate since the 1996, 1986, and 1982, this blend of 80.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19.5% Merlot reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of lead pencil intermixed with wet stones, black currants, and a certain leafiness. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, and dense, but tightly-knit, with considerable tannin, it will require patience. For those willing to wait, it will be a sleeper of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019.
At en primeur: superb definition on the nose. Very pure with fine cedar and pencil-lead notes. Lovely ripeness here. Fine acidity. Pure classic Cabernet. Fresh and very classy - a Cabernet lovers delight. Then after bottling in November 2004. Just a stunning 2000 that offers great value for money. A pure nose of cedar, blackberry and pine. A nose that screams Pauillac from the church tower. Well-balanced palate with good definition. Peppery black fruits with a touch of black truffle developing. Cool, refined with a long, regal Cabernet finish. From 2010.
Very solid, this sports lots of fresh bay, pepper and rosemary notes amid a slightly chunky core of black currant and fig paste flavors. The finish picks up a prominent charcoal edge, but this is warm and inviting overall. Like a cabin hideaway, this is pleasantly rustic.--Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015). JM