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A Fourth Growth Bordeaux from the famed 2000 vintage, this wine was number two in last night’s line-up.  Served from Magnum, and right after the ’96 Lynch Bages, it held its own.  Duhart-Milon belongs to the fabled Lafite Rothschild group and has a tremendous pedigree.  Blending about 70% Cabernet Sauvignon with 30% Merlot has produced a balanced, smooth, fruity wine that is developing secondary flavors and showing it’s ageability with rounded tannins that are holding it together in a great form.  Typical Paulliac flavors of Tobacco, Cassis and Blueberries are enticing, yet non-obtrusive.  I did not get any acidity, which is interesting, as the wine has great structure with many years left on it.  I would think it is just now coming out of hibernation and will drink well until 2020 at the least.  Scored 90 by WS, I would give it 4 stars.

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