Moulin de Duhart 2013, Pauillac
A nose of ripe mixed fruits(black cherry and cassis) with delicate wood tones( 10 months in two-year-old barrels, so it is quite mild and designed to have a bit of complexity). The palate reflects the same register, supple and round(Merlot majority, and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon for structure) held by a beautiful freshness(fruit from younger vines).
Colour is deep ruby, with a tight rim. Big nose, medium finish.
In Vivino, tasters rank 2011, 2012 and 2013 same score(3.9 points). Most would say that 2013 is more generous on fruit(for the merlot content) and spot-on choice for Sirloin dishes. With four years behind, it does not need much opening time by now.
This second wine is from selected vats of the “Grand Vin” and made under the supervision of General Manager Charles Chevallier. So, this wine is friendly from the start.
The origin of the name(" Moulin") comes from the presence of a windmill on the Carruades(the second wine of Lafite) next to the Duhart-Milon vineyard.
No ink needs to spill on the First Wine. It was one of the 10 original fourth growths in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux and was acquired by the Rothschild family in 1965. It is on the other side of the Chateau Lafite vineyards.