WineAccess Travel Log
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Today, 73 vineyard hectares are planted to 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot. Charles Chavlier, who runs the show at neighboring Lafite-Rothschild also manages Duhart-Milon, and until 2001 the two estates shared a picking team. The crossover, and close proximity of the Chateau means the wines also share some characteristics, namely some of the spicy dark berry and mineral notes and menthol austerity that Lafite is known for. Of course, with Duhart-Milon these attributes come at a fraction of the price.
Incidentally, there's no real chateau at Duhart-Milon: the wines are finished in a large warehouse off a side street in Pauillac. But as long as this helps keep costs down, we don't mind.