Moulin de Duhart is the second wine of Chateau Duhart Milon which is owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), the owners of Chateau Lafite Rothschild.
Chateau Duhart Milon is located in the Pauillac and was one of the 10 original fourth growths in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux and was acquired by the Rothschild family in 1965. It is named after a gun-runner for Louis XIV who has previously owned the land called Sieur de Duhart and the local hamlet of Milon. Milon is situated on a knoll which separates this chateau from Chateau Lafite. The estate has some 188 acres of vineyards planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (33%) and a small amount of Petit Verdot.
The second wine, Moulin de Duhart, is made from selected vats of the “Grand Vin”. In general, this will be grapes are from the younger parts of the vineyard. Moulin de Duhart has several characteristics similar to the fine wine, but with a lesser potential for ageing as its ageing in barrels is much shorter. The origin of the name comes from the former presence of a windmill on the Carruades, next to the Duhart-Milon vineyard. The blend varies from 55 to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40 to 45% Merlot, depending on the vintage, which is then aged 10 months in two year old barrels and 10 months in stainless steel vats. Annual production of to 7 to 12 thousand cases.
Moulin de Duhart 2013 is a blend of 67% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon.