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Château Duhart-Milon 4ème Grand Cru Classé  1996 - Lot of 2 Bottles

Château Duhart-Milon 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1996

A dense, well structured Pauillac with sublime length.

  • €170
  • Price per bottle: €85
  • En stock
    Livraison (standard) estimée entre le 11/12/19 et le 14/12/19

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Lot Description: Château Duhart-Milon 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1996

Lot description

  • Quantity 2 Bottles
  • Level:2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very bin-soiled label, 2 hardly legible label, 1 cut capsule, 1 vintage printed on cork
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pauillac
  • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Domaines Barons de Rothschild
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2020
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 73
  • Volume: 260000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Duhart-Milon is a classic Pauillac. It perfectly combines concentration and elegance. The palate is straight with spice notes. You can really feel the “Lafite” touch. These wines are worth keeping for several years in order to experience their full aromatic power.

    Located to the west of the Mouton and Lafite vineyards, Duhart-Milon lies on gravelly soil with a height difference of more than ten metres. The purchase of the property by the (Lafite) Rothschild family in 1962, brought an end to a rapid succession of owners (five in 25 years) that had left the vineyard in an pitiful state. With the arrival of the Lafite Rothschild teams to care for the vines and supervise the vinification, the wines' consistency steadily increased. By 1978 the quality had markedly improved and the wine has been of a very high standard since 1982.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
92/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
89/100Wine Spectator
16,5/20Jancis Robinson
17/20 RVF
88/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2020

Tasting notes - Extract
Le 1996 s'impose comme la plus belle réussite de la propriété depuis le 1982. D'un rubis-pourpre sombre et soutenu, il exhale un bouquet de mûre entremêlé de notes de réglisse, de minéral et d'herbes séchées. La bouche, moyennement corsée, exprime tout en finesse un caractère riche et intense, ainsi qu'une pureté et une concentration d'excellent aloi. (...) Source : Robert Parker (1/99)