2006 Balthus La Réserve

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux Supérieur
Drink between 2012 - 2023 (Edit)
CT88.8 32 reviews
Label borrowed from 2007
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • Sijan wrote: 82 points

    November 7, 2018 - Pretty meh. Decent structure, but mediocre fruit. Disappointing given the price & hype.

  • Zo65 wrote: 84 points

    November 23, 2017 - Really nice bouquet but brutal tannins; don't think fruit enough to compensate.

    Not one of my better wine buying choices.

    Gary V hype strikes again

  • wmccone54 wrote: 90 points

    October 14, 2017 - One of the better Bordeaux’s from the 2006 vintage I’ve had to date; a pleasant surprise. Seems to be starting to hit its stride. Bottle label indicates this is 100% Merlot. Decanted and enjoyed with a dinner of marinated bourbon glazed grilled pork loin, baked potato, and sautéed spinach.

    Medium body, still youthful ruby color. Fantastic aromatics reflecting sweet ripe cherries, smoky red berries, cedar oak, bitter chocolate, taunt leather, and some faint dried herbs. Similar flavor profile, dry in the mouth, supported by a solid structured foundation: tannins, acid; and oak, all of which are on their way to seemless integration. Medium plus finish; worked well with he food. I think this will continue to improve over the next 5-7 years, but like most Bordeaux’s, patience is required..

  • wirelesswine Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 28, 2017 - This was a nice surprise paired with some grilled tri tip. My limited experience with 06 Bordeaux is all about tannin and little fruit; this was along that line, but had enough black fruit to carry it. If you can bear high tannin, it's worth a try now.

  • vinodolphin wrote: 88 points

    April 24, 2017 - Better than the previous bottle but glad that I only got two.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Balthus
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation La Réserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bordeaux Supérieur
  • UPC Code 636659008328

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  • In Cellars 138 (53%)
  • Consumed 121 (47%)

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