The great wine of Chateau Duhart-Milon is often described as a classical model of pure Pauillac appellation, it presents a "distinction aside finesse". The appreciation of the broker Abraham Lawton, 1815 "... it comes with great firmness, color and good sap quite pronounced," is an illustration of the continuing nature of Chateau Duhart-Milon (the "sap" of the first growths of the Medoc is beautifully defined as "something of the burning smell that pours the best sealing wax").
Excellent color with wonderfully fresh floral, berry, cherry aromas and flavors. Concentrated with fruit and tannins. Slightly too one-dimensional to be outstanding.
The 1983 Duhart has excellent color, a solid, firm structure, yet a quickly developing, expansive, ripe fruity, cassis-dominated bouquet, round, admirably concentrated flavors, and some tannins in the finish. This is a very good, rich, medium- to full-bodied Duhart.