Château Duhart Milon

‘It would have been nonsense not to acquire such a great neighbouring vineyard.’ Baron Eric de Rothschild

Presentation

Château Duhart-Milon
Just next to Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Duhart Milon was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1962. Legend has it that "Sieur Duhart" was a privateer under Louis XV who retired to Pauillac, and it was his house in Pauillac's port that inspired the label for Duhart Milon's wines. From the early 18th century, Milon's wines provided the Lord of Lafite with additional income, and became one of Château Lafite's "second wines", suggesting that the quality of the terroir was already recognized. The 1855 classification elevated Duhart Milon's status by making it the only fourth growth wine in the commune of Pauillac.

The 76 hectare vineyard in the Pauillac appellation is divided between Cabernet Sauvignon (67%) and Merlot (33%). It lies to the west of Château Lafite Rothschild, on the hillsides of Milon, which extend from Lafite's Carruades plateau. The average age of the vines is 30 years.


Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)

40-50 Cours du Médoc, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Tel: +33 5 57 57 79 79
Fax: +33 5 57 57 79 80