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Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
Located next to Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Duhart-Milon was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1962.

According to oral tradition, “Sieur Duhart” was the name of a corsair under Louis XV who settled in Pauillac when he retired. The corsair’s house in the port of Pauillac inspired the label for Duhart- Milon wines. Since the early 18th century, Duhart-Milon wines served as additional income for the “Lord of Lafite“ and were classified as Château Lafite’s “second wine“, confirming the high quality of the terroir. The 1855 classification elevated Duhart-Milon to Grand Cru Classé status in the commune of Pauillac.

The 75-hectare vineyard in the Pauillac appellation is planted with 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot. It stretches out over the west side of Château Lafite Rothschild on the Milon hillside, which runs along the Carruades de Lafite plateau.

Each vintage is aged in oak barrels from the tonnellerie des Domaines. Barrel ageing varies from 10 to 18 months, depending on the vintage.

Technical director
Château  Duhart-Milon
( Pauillac )
Château Duhart-Milon
Château Duhart-Milon
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The Château in figures
Area under wine

75 hectares


230,000 bottles 


Fine gravel mixed with aeolian sand on a limestone subsoil from the Tertiary period

Grape varieties

67 % Cabernet Sauvignon

33 % Merlot

Barrel ageing

14 months

 New barrels: 50%

Second wine

Moulin de Duhart