Chateau Duhart-Milon is one of the estates owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild. As well as being neighbours with Lafite Rothschild, the two chateaux share the same vineyard management and winemaking teams. Duhart-Milon is known for having elegance combined with Pauillac’s typical power and in the 18th Century it was once the second wine of Chateau Lafite. At this time the estate was simply called Chateau Milon. It wasn’t until the Casteja family inherited the estate between 1830 and 1840 that the Chateau was renamed to Duhart-Milon. The story goes that ‘Sieur Duhart’ – a pirate around the time of Louis XV – settled in Pauillac on his retirement and it is his house in the port of Pauillac that inspired the labels for the Duhart-Milon wines.

In the 1855 Bordeaux classification, the quality of Duhart-Milon’s terroir was recognised and it was ranking as a the only 4th growth wine in Pauillac. The Casteja family continued to manage the estate until the beginning of the 20th Century when the estate was sold in 1937. Chateau Duhart-Milon then went through five different owners in the space of just 25 years, resulting in the vineyards being split up and a speedy decline in the estate’s reputation. This was until the Rothschild family bought the estate in 1962. The estate then consisted of 110 hectares, yet only 17 of these were dedicated to vines. Following great investment and major construction projects in the vineyards, including draining, uprooting and replating, today there are 71 hectares of Duhart-Milon vines. The terroir combines gravel, sand and limestone and is planted with two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot. However it is important to note that the Grand Vin blend varies with each vintage and its proportions are not always reflective of the vineyard layout.

The average annual production of the Grand Vin, Chateau Duhart-Milon, and the estate’s second wine – Moulin de Duhart – is about 30,000 cases. Each vintage is aged in oak barrels, made at the estate’s cooperage and, depending on the vintage, the wines will spend between 10 and 18 months in the barrels during which time they are periodically racked and fined.

Available Wines

2023 Moulin de Duhart, Chateau Duhart-Milon, Pauillac 6x75cl

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£165/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Moulin de Duhart, Chateau Duhart-Milon, Pauillac 3x150cl

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£175/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2022 Chateau Duhart-Milon 4eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x150cl

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£129/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2025

2023 Chateau Duhart-Milon 4eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

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£342/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026