2006 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • JR 95
  • WS 95
  • NM 95
  • WA 94
  • ST 92

Reviews for 2006 Mission Haut Brion, La Bordeaux Blend

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.
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
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
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This is rich and decadent on the nose with blackberry, damson, fruitcake and Asian spices: complex and well defined, very generous at the moment. Violets developing with... Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This is rich and decadent on the nose with blackberry, damson, fruitcake and Asian spices: complex and well defined, very generous at the moment. Violets developing with further aeration in the glass. The palate has great weight and density, firm, sturdy tannins, good definition, assertive and perhaps even brash with confidence, leading to a chewy, reticent finish that shuts up shop and says come back later...in about 10-15 years. Almost Pauillac-like in style at this early juncture, but the La Mission has the upper hand over Haut-Brion at the moment.
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.