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2006 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: 93 points

    November 21, 2021 - A private dinner (Restaurant Café Caron, Amsterdam, NL): Remarkably gentle and flowing for a 2006, with nicely resolved tannins and beautifully ripe fruit of liquorous cherries and blackcurrants, floral lift, graphite and earth, warm bricks, finely grained tannins, very good definition but just a bit light on the back palate and the finish, lacking in drive and follow-through. A very good but not great year for La Mission.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • NMIZ Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 6, 2021 - Like this! Dense ruby/purple colour. Classy and elegant on the nose, light vanilla, sweet blue and black fruit notes with notions of flowers. Very fruity and rich. Full-bodied. Complex. Very balanced. Incredible depth and precise. Very long finish. Excellent wine!

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  • DrZett wrote: 93 points

    October 29, 2021 - Medium ruby colored - some brownish notes on the edge. Alluring nose with ripe dark cherry, black currant, blackberries and some smoky tar notes. On the palate it pretty much feels the same - black berries are dominant, some nice leather and dried tobacco notes too. I enjoy these beautiful tertiary notes. Medium (+) bodied with a medium acidity. Nicely integrated and long tannins. Fruit is fading after two hours in the decanter. Good complexity and depth. Very good overall balance. Finish was medium long.
    This is in a nice spot right now and in my opinion there’s no need to wait any longer. Give it a short decanting for around 30 minutes and enjoy it. Drink now until 2026. (IG)

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    September 11, 2021 - Epic Bordeaux for an Epic Birthday!; 9/1/2021-9/12/2021 (Paris & Bordeaux): Off the wine list to almost finish out the night. I guess in keeping with the theme we had of a lot of HB but makes sense given our company. This not quite as good at the others but it's also a lot younger and so hasn't come as far along. I'm noticing a theme that I tend to even blind gravitate a bit more towards HB than Miss but I haven't figured out exactly why that is.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • William Kelley Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 1, 2021 - The 2006 La Mission Haut Brion is showing very well at age 15, and even though its still five or six years away from the beginning of its plateau of maturity, it is already quite expressive, wafting from the glass with aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants mingled with notions of smoke, cigar wrapper, black truffle and loamy soil. Full-bodied, fleshy and muscular, with a richly layered core of fruit framed by plenty of ripe, powdery tannin, in a blind tasting I suspect many would confuse it with a 2005.

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  • By Jane Anson
    2006: Ten Years On, 6/12/2016 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
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  • March 2011, Issue #31 (link)

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    November 2010 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2010, IWC Issue #151 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/21/2010 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/7/2007 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Codes 0649944020868, 263793606099, 400001340318

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 82 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,805 (78%)
  • Consumed 699 (19%)

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