THE VINEYARD OF CHATEAU DUHART MILON covers a nearly unified area on the western side of Château Lafite Rothschild, on the Milon hillside, which protects the Carruades plateau. The estate is made up of 152 hectares, including 76 hectares of vineyards. The soils are fine gravel mixed with aeolian sands on tertiary limestone bedrock.
THE 76 HECTARES OF VINES CONSIST OF Cabernet Sauvignon (67%) and Merlot (33%). The average age of the vines is 30 years.
Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated.