We are delighted to release two chateaux from Domaines Barons de Rothschild: Ch. Duhart Milon, Pauillac & Ch. L'Evangile, Pomerol.
Duhart Milon, situated close to its neighbour Lynch Bages, has been on a rich vein of form recently. Deep gravel soils meant it fared better during the very hot July – it is a wine that combines the power of Pauillac with freshness. Very handsome indeed.
For L'Evangile, 2019 is the second vintage where it is fully organic. Cabernet Franc plays a huge role in balancing the wine and even a 0.5% of Cabernet Sauvignon makes an appearance. The chateau credits the turn to organic production and overall health of the vines as contributing factors to the breadth of the blend. This is the finest L'Evangile produced in some years, and being 20% cheaper than 2018 we think this is a cracking buy.
2019 Château L’Évangile, Pomerol
£876 per six bottles in bond
96/98 Points (Wine Advocate)
The 2019 L'Evangile is composed of 83.5% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested from the 13th of September to the 3rd of October. The alcohol comes in at 14.6%. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose hits the ground running with opulent scents of ripe black cherries, dried mulberries, baked plums and warm blueberries plus hints of candied violets, licorice, molten chocolate and wild sage with just a drop of hoisin. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully concentrated with seductive layers of exotic spice-laced black fruit preserves and a velvety texture, finishing long and with just enough freshness. Tantalizingly moreish!
2019 Château Duhart-Milon, Pauillac
£312 per six bottles in bond
92/94 Points (Wine Advocate)
The 2019 Duhart-Milon is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, harvested from the 19th of September to the 4th of October. Deep garnet-purple in color, it springs from the glass with vivacious notes of plums preserves, black raspberries and blackcurrant pastilles with suggestions of menthol, dark chocolate, pencil lead and woodsmoke plus a touch of garrigue. Medium-bodied, the palate is spritely and refreshing, with bags of juicy, mint-laced black fruits and an approachable, plush texture, finishing long and lively.