2006 Pesssac-Leognan Cru Classe
Chateau Haut-Brion is located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The vineyard lies on sand and clay terroir. The 2006 Chateau de la Mission Haut-Brion displays an intense, violet purple hue. The palate offers bursting, and mesmerizing flavours: raspberry, blackberry, Havana cigars, cedar, coffee, and liquorice. The attack is sweeting and tannins very mature. This superb vintage can be enjoyed between 2015 and 2030.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château La Mission Haut-Brion has a very attractive, captivating bouquet: red berry fruit, warm gravel, Hoisin and a pinch of truffle all beautifully conveyed. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin that lend this La Mission such symmetry and detail. It is not a powerful wine, never pressing its foot down hard on the accelerator, but that is one of it strengths, and those black truffle and mineral notes surfacing towards the poised finish are entrancing. Classic from start to finish, the only facet that is missing is that peacock's tail on the finish. Tasted January 2016.