Château Duhart-Milon 2016
El viñedo del Château Duhart-Milon se extiende en un bloque casi ininterrumpido por el lado oeste del Château Lafite Rothschild. Es por tanto acertado decir que se trata prácticamente del vino más asequible de Lafite, ya que comparten una estrecha afinidad geográfica y técnica. Catado en barrica por Neil Martin para The Wine Advocate con un rango de puntuación de 92-94 puntos Parker.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2016 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot picked between 26 September and 12 October with around 13.3% alcohol, slightly higher than in 2015 that suffered a little dilution. The bouquet is tightly wound with blackberry, cigar box and sous-bois aromas that gently unfold in the glass. This is classic, conservative Duhart-Milon. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a crisp line of acidity, just a touch of black pepper enlivening the black fruit. Overall, this represents in some ways a return to the slightly more austere style of Duhart-Milon, yet there is perhaps now more approachability and certainly plenty of freshness. For me, this is a step up from the 2015 and it comes recommended.
Ranking with the finest vintages of this wine to date, the 2016 Château Duhart Milon shows how successful the Médoc was in 2016. About as pure class as it gets, with full-bodied notes of red and black currants, tobacco leaf, graphite, and leafy herbs, this beauty hits the palate with sweet tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a layered, deep, powerful texture. It’s about as sexy as Pauillac can be and has 2-3 decades ahead of it.