Moulin de Duhart Pauillac 2018

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Moulin de Duhart
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: E0328
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Moulin de Duhart Pauillac 2018 is available to buy in increments of 1

After a fairly mild winter, there were two nights of severe frost in the spring, on 26 and 27 April, which caused major damage to Bordeaux’s vineyards. Five hectares were affected among the colder parts of Duhart-Milon’s vineyard. Conditions then became excellent, with higher than usual temperatures, and balanced, well-spaced rainfall. Flowering was early, and by mid-June the fruit had set almost two weeks earlier than usual. After some heavy rain at the end of June, temperatures remained lower than normal throughout the summer, without ever becoming cold. This meant that the vines gradually returned to a normal calendar, and ripening was able to take place slowly in ideal conditions until mid-September, when the harvests began. A rainy spell, from 10 to 20 September disrupted the otherwise perfect weather, causing more concern than actual damage. Over the course of a conventional 20-day fermentation and maceration period, the wines quickly confirmed their potential and fairly traditional character.

TASTING NOTE (AT BOTTLING): Bright, deep red colour. Expressive nose with notes of fruit underscored by a hint of caramel. Good attack on the palate. Delicate and silky, this is a beautifully rounded, well-balanced wine. Long, pleasantly uniform finish.

- Winery Notes

92-93 pts James Suckling

Very pretty blueberry and hazelnut character with a hint of dried tea-leaf aroma, following through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish.

90-92 pts Wine Advocate

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (harvested September 25 to October 4) and 40% Merlot (harvested September 17-25), the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Moulin de Duhart opens with gregarious scents of black cherries, warm plums and freshly crushed blackcurrants with touches of camphor, pencil lead and cloves plus a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it has generous mid-palate flesh framed by soft, approachable tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long.
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