The 2015 Duhart-Milon has a similar nose to the previous bottle with those undergrowth, black tea and pencil shaving scents at the front. The palate has finer tannins compared to the 2005; it’s well-balanced and unreservedly classic in style with a finish that shows a bit more flesh than the aforementioned vintage. Still, give it another three or four years. This was an ex-château bottle served at Maison François in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040
Robert Parker 90
“Composed of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot and aged for 14 months in barrels, 50% new, the 2015 Duhart-Milon has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and an open, expressive nose of warm red currants, black raspberries and spice cake with nuances of cedar chest, bay leaves and tobacco plus a waft of rose hips. Medium-bodied, vibrant and refreshing in the mouth, it has a good amount of chewy tannins and layers of lively red and black fruits, finishing on an earthy note.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029