Wine Advocate 96 points - This large estate (190 acres) has been on a qualitative rise for nearly a decade. A classic Pauillac, the opaque purple-colored 2010, a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, reveals beautiful notes of creme de cassis, licorice, tobacco leaf and forest floor. Bigger and more muscular than most previous vintages, this full-bodied Pauillac possesses stunning density as well as intensity. Atypically high in alcohol for this property, it requires 5-7 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years.
Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated. The wood is clearly pushed to the background in this dense, full-bodied Pauillac, which should drink beautifully for 30+ years. (May 2011)
A historic property in the Médoc region of France, Château Duhart-Milon is named for the Sieur of Duhart, a gunrunner to Louis XIV who once owned the land, and for the tiny hamlet of Milon, which stands on a knoll separating this vineyard from that of Château Lafite. Classified as a Fourth Growth estate, the Château was acquired in 1962 by the Rothschild family, which has devoted considerable resources to returning the wine to its former glory.