CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON

CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON

PAUILLAC
4ème Cru Classé
Owner:
Domaines Barons De Rothschild
Manager:
Christophe Salin & Charles Chevallier
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Château Duhart-Milon, the only classified fourth growth of Pauillac, belongs to the branch of the Rothschild family that owns Château Lafite Rothschild. The vineyard is located a short distance southwest of Lafite, and the wine is made by the same team under the leadership of Charles Chevallier.
CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON

In 1815, prior to the famous 1855 classification, the famous Bordeaux broker Abraham Lawson recorded his opinion that Duhart-Milon was one of the better fourth growths.
The modern era and the renaissance of Duhart-Milon began in 1962 when the Rothschild family purchased the property. Major renovations took place both in the wine-making facilities and in the vineyards with an important drainage system put into place, uprooting and replanting of vines, and the acquisition of new plots.

Today Duhart-Milon comprises some 76 hectares of mature vines.
The grape mix in the vineyard is approximately 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot. The grape blend used for the "grand vin" of Duhart-Milon is, depending on the vintage of course, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with up to 80 to 85%, with Merlot making up the rest.

For reasons of "terroir", notably a lower elevation and a more northerly exposition, Duhart Milon expresses its Pauillac character in a more robust, earthy style. Constant improvements have fine-tuned the wine, bringing more finesse to the pronounced Pauillac tannins, and more precision to the bouquet of ample blackcurrant and blackberry fruit.