2006 La Mission Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WE 96
  • WS 95
  • JR 95
  • WA 94
  • ST 92

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
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... 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.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
Almost jammy with vanilla bean and coffee undertones. Full-bodied and very powerful with big juicy tannins and a long finish. Very big and generous for the vintage showing exceptional quality. Best after 2015. 6000 cases... Almost jammy with vanilla bean and coffee undertones. Full-bodied and very powerful with big juicy tannins and a long finish. Very big and generous for the vintage showing exceptional quality. Best after 2015. 6000 cases made. -JS
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2010
Dark and mysterious-looking. Aromatic and very sweet on the front palate with some spice and minerals. Very distinctive and ambitious. Super lively. Lots tucked in there. Very impressive. 18.5/20
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
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... 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. - Neal Martin
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2010
92+ Bright red-ruby. Redcurrant, cherry, iron, brown spices and licorice on the nose. Begins lush, full and generous if not overly sweet, then tightens up with air, showing its rather powerful underlying structure. This... 92+ Bright red-ruby. Redcurrant, cherry, iron, brown spices and licorice on the nose. Begins lush, full and generous if not overly sweet, then tightens up with air, showing its rather powerful underlying structure. This sharply delineated wine will need a good seven or eight years in bottle to reveal itself.
JJB 98
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2007
<b>Our visit/dinner @ La Mission H-B</b> <object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/oP9uXz0lPQc"> </param> <embed... <b>Our visit/dinner @ La Mission H-B</b> <object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/oP9uXz0lPQc"> </param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/oP9uXz0lPQc" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"> </embed> </object> <b>My notes:</b> A very dark and dense core that is almost black. The rim vibrant fuchsia and violet. Thick brambly blackberry and boysenberry aromas are followed by spicy bright red cherry with hints of mandarin orange zest accented by light clove and nutmeg. From the time the wine hits the front palate it is full and balanced. Rich red and black cherries are matched by a solid tannic structure leading to a long lingering spicy fruit finish. This is better than Haut Brion. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 59% Merlot 1% Cabernet Franc.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2006

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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion is definitely bewitching. It possesses a great intensity that delights with complex red fruits and and the signature of its terroir showing notes of Havana cigars, chocolate, and roasted cedarwood. On the palate, the wine is spherical and generous with a long, silky finish.

Winery

La Mission Haut Brion

Winery Description: Created by the noble Lestonnac family in the early years of the 16th century, the vineyard of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion owes its name and its reputation to a missionary order commonly known as the Lazarites, who held the property from 1682 until the French Revolution.

The property is situated just opposite that of Chateau Haut-Brion, in the Pessac-Leognan appellation of the Northern Graves region. The vineyard covers an area of 29 hectares of which 26.60 hectares are planted with 42.7% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10.3% Cabernet Franc with an annual production of 6,000 to 7,000 cases. Over 3 hectares are devoted to white grape varieties (Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc).

In 1983, the Dillon family, already owners of Chateau Haut-Brion, added Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion to Domaine Clarence Dillon’s holdings. The new owners immediately set to work on an ambitious renovation program for the property, giving La Mission a new lease on life.

In the space of twenty-five years, the Dillon family, having fallen under the spell of this enchanting estate, successfully completed their impressive makeover of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion so that for many years to come , it might continue to offer wine connoisseurs the world over a little glimpse of paradise in each bottle.