Bahans Haut Brion 2006


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Tasting Notes

The 2006 Bahans Haut-Brion exhibits classic notes of red currants, earth, and spice in its round, delicious, elegant, forward style. With medium body and velvety tannins, it is already delicious to drink, but it is capable of lasting 10-12 years.

Score: 88Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (181), February 2009

Tasted at Haut Brion. This is lacking some vigour on the nose, just faint whiffs of wet sand, blackberry and earth. Very subdued at the moment. The palate is much better, smooth on the entry with well integrated new oak. Blackberry, a touch of tar and black olive. Good weight for Bahans, unassuming with a sweet, sappy blackberry, black olive finish. Fine. Tasted April 2007.

Score: 88/90Neal Martin,, April 2007

Second wine of Haut-Brion. 34% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.
More concentrated colour than the Chapelle de la Mission, the stablemate second wine. More opulent, ripe nose than either of the wines from La Mission. In this wine what seemed like austerity in the Mission wines seems like coolness. Very supple - a very good Bahans. Mellifluous with real lift though no enormous concentration. Just a slight inkiness on the finish shows the vintage. Not for very long keeping but lots of pleasure here.

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2007

Good deep red. Black raspberry, sassafras, road tar and spicy oak on the nose. Sweet berry fruit shows an almost liqueur-like creaminess, but a peppery element and good underlying minerality lend grip to the finish, which features a fine dusting of tannins and nice cedary persistence. An excellent second wine.

Score: 89Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2009

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