Medium-deep crimson. Fresh redcurrant raspberry aromas with graphite notes. Lovely fresh raspberry redcurrant, cassis flavours, fine slinky/ hint al dente textures and fine crisp acidity. Very juicy and elemental but well balanced. 64% merlot, 36% cabernet sauvignon.
(91-92) points, The Vintage Journal (May 2022)
The 2021 Moulin de Duhart is bright, punchy and flavorful. Rich and effusive, with lovely fruit presence, the 2021 Moulin is a real charmer. It's not the last word on complexity, but readers looking for a tasty Pauillac to drink with no fanfare will find plenty of joy.
(88-90) points, Vinous (May 2022)
Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most acclaimed appellation, the only one with three Premier Cru properties: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Latour. These and other Pauillac chateaux produce robust, full-flavored and long-lived red wines made from Cabernet-based blends. Though winemaking techniques and microclimates vary throughout Pauillac, producing some variations in style, classic Pauillac wines have juicy flavours of blackcurrant and cedar, often with coffee, chocolate and graphite notes. Pauillac, part of the Médoc region on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, has gravelly and well-drained soils that force vines to grow long and strong roots. Struggling a bit for water, the vines produce grapes with high tannins and concentrated juices. Nearby rivers and the Atlantic Ocean modulate temperatures, preventing the grapes from ripening too quickly. Such grapes make powerful wines that may age and improve for decades. However, in Pauillac, as in other old-world wine regions, some winemakers are working to develop softer red wines that maintain the local wines’ traditional substance and flavours, but are more approachable immediately upon release.