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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2006

€ 239,00 (excl. Vat)
289,19 (incl. Vat)
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Type Red
Brand Chateau La Mission Haut Brion
Vintage 2006
Country France

Bordeaux, Graves

Volume 0,75
Drinkable -2025
Stock 2

BOW (9-)

Parker (95)

One of the vintage's top wines is the 2006 La Mission-Haut-Brion. From bottle, it reminds me of the 1998, given its structure and backward style. Dense ruby/purple-colored, it possesses a boatload of tannin, but with coaxing, tobacco leaf, sweet black currant, burning ember, and blue fruit characteristics emerge. While thick and full-bodied, the tannins seem more elevated than I remember from barrel. It is going to be a beauty, but like many of the top 2006s, considerable patience is required. Only 55% of the production made it into the grand vin as Jean-Philippe Delmas made a severe selection. The final blend was 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2006 has one of the highest natural alcohols ever achieved at La Mission, averaging around 14.3%, which is astonishingly high for a Graves.

Winespectator (97)

The Indian spices and blackberry on the nose are so enticing and inspiring, leading to a full-bodied palate, with very polished tannins that caress. Goes on and on as this builds on the palate, with a mineral and berry aftertaste. For long-term aging.

Other (18)

Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.

4.4 stars - 4 professional reviews
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion

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