Chateau Duhart-Milon Rothschild 1989. Chateau Duhart-Milon’s grand vin is often described as a model of the Pauillac appellation. The broker Guillaume Lawton noted as early as 1815 that it is very robust, with a fine colour, and quite pronounced sappiness (he describes the sappiness of the Médoc’s premiers crus as something like the odour given off by finest sealing wax when it is burned).
The 1989 has an intense bouquet of creamy blackcurrant fruit and exotic spices. There is even a touch of the famous Pauillac "lead-pencil" smell. Medium-bodied, rich and alcoholic, this voluptuous-styled wine has all the components necessary to seduce tasters for the next 8-12 years. It is not as big a wine as I had originally thought, having shed much of its fat in the last year. Qualitatively, it ranks behind the 1982 and 1988.
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