Wine Advocate 94 points - A magnificent sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 Duhart Milon is the shrewd consumer’s wine to purchase by the case as prices do not yet reflect its qualitative resurgence. Composed of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot that came in at 13.09% alcohol, it is a surprisingly intense effort displaying a marvelous texture, plenty of black currant, licorice, unsmoked cigar tobacco and earthy characteristics, a full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning purity as well as density. Enjoy this top-notch 2008 over the next 20-25 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.