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2005 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac
7 Ratings
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7 Ratings
2005 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac

Wine Description

2005 was a very dry year. The drought began very early, at the end of May, allowing the vine to adapt itself by reducing its leaves. The very hot weather in June and July gave way to progressively cooler weather in August and the cool nights allowed good acidity levels to be maintained, resulting in slow steady ripening. Ideal conditions for healthy, fresh and very ripe grapes. Deep ruby colour, with slight oakiness on the nose and notes of preserved fruit. Somewhat closed on the palate and pleas...

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2005 was a very dry year. The drought began very early, at the end of May, allowing the vine to adapt itself by reducing its leaves. The very hot weather in June and July gave way to progressively cooler weather in August and the cool nights allowed good acidity levels to be maintained, resulting in slow steady ripening. Ideal conditions for healthy, fresh and very ripe grapes. Deep ruby colour, with slight oakiness on the nose and notes of preserved fruit. Somewhat closed on the palate and pleas...

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    Excellent

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine.com
    Dark in color, almost black, with beautiful aromas of spices, blackberry and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and very silky, yet tannic, with a wonderful texture. This is long and caressing. Gorgeous. Best after 2015. -Wine Spectator The 2005 Duhart-Milon is not far behind the 2003 (which I rated 94 points). A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot, it reflects the fact that the Rothschilds and their administrator, Charles Chevalier, have been making a major effort to increase quality at this...
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for France-Bordeaux-Pauillac: 95 (good year)

    Drinkability: too young, let it sit