Robert Parker 94
This blockbuster was a sleeper of the vintage long before the Rothschilds invested so heavily in modernizing this estate as well as began making a stricter selection. Close to full maturity, the 1982 Duhart Milon exhibits classic notes of creme de cassis, cedar, and flowers, medium to full body, a high level of glycerin, and a lusciousness and fleshiness that are very much in keeping with the vintage. There is a slight amount of pink at the rim, but this beauty should keep for another ten years. Release price: ($90.00/case)
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019
Full, saturated red. Aromatic nose of plum, smoke, menthol and maple syrup. Soft, lush and plummy in the mouth, with lovely restrained sweetness and firm supporting acidity. Not hugely dense but vinous and impressively persistent. An excellent showing.