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2006 Château Haut-Brion

Graves, Pessac-Léognan, 1er cru classé

ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$495.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
6 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2006 Haut-Brion performed even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Sixty-four percent of the production went into this wine, and while it displays the vintage's powerful tannins and structure, it possesses superb concentration, and the minerality/scorched earth notes of a great Haut-Brion. Medium to full-bodied, with perhaps not quite the fleshiness of the 2005 or 2000, it is built more along the lines of the 1998 and 1996. It is a brilliant effort displaying sensational purity, texture, and length that should be exceptionally long-lived. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #181
(WA, 02/01/2009)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2017-2035


"Medium ruby-red. Inviting aromas of plum, warm stones, red licorice and menthol. Suave, gentle and elegantly styled; distinctly sweeter and lusher today than the La Mission, with even more mid-palate depth. Showing more red fruits today as well, with pungent minerality giving the wine lift and juiciness. Finishes with suave but substantial building tannins. Last year this wine was showing its spine while La Mission was more opulent; in bottle it's the other way around." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2009)

Rating: 95


"Offers subtle and complex aromas, with violet, cedar and blackberry. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a very long finish. Tight and curled up in a ball. Best after 2015. 11,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2009)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2015


"Relatively pale. Looks quite evolved. Much riper nose than most. Sweet start - very winning and concentrated. Plump ripe fruit with some minerality. A very nice complex cocktail that should provide good drinking over quite a long period. Meaning that you could start drinking it quite soon but needn't worry that it won't last. Extremely persistent." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 01/21/2010)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2013-2030


"Closed, but delicately fine and scented nose, a combination of ripe red fruit and minerals; supple, graceful, elegantly concentrated wine, notably fine-textured in tannin, still youthful; restrained richness of flavor, sweetly ripe without any mawkishness, subtle oak and mineral, a mouth-searching quality and great sweet-fruited, minerally length. Just a touch of warmth, but wearing its 14.5% indicated alcohol effortlessly. Classic, understated Haut Brion, all delicacy and refinement, but with nothing lacking." Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 30
(WFW, 10/01/2010)

Rating: 18+
Drink from: 2016-2035


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