2006 Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, France 750ml-12pk OWC

2006 Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, France 750ml-12pk OWC

$7,140.00
$8,100.00
Vintage
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Pairing
Beef and Venison
Standard 12-pack Original Wood Case 4 units available

 

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 .
"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."
"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."
"Wonderful sweet fruit, velvet in texture, with concentrated ripe fruits and red berries. This is a wine that rolls sumptuously around the mouth, the tannins certainly dense but full of the same sweetness as the fruit. The final flavor is perfumed and fresh. Deceptively attractive, it will profit from many years? aging"

Producer

Chateau Haut-Brion

Fine Wines International of San Francisco is delighted to announce that we're now buying wines directly from Chateaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. These exceptional wines have never left the cellars of the estate, until now. It is with great pleasure that we offer you a range of these extraordinary wines knowing their impeccable provenance.