The only property from outside the Médoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, Haut-Brion’s viticultural history can be traced back further than its Médoc First Growth counterparts. The estate was purchased in 1935 by Clarence Dillon, an American financier, since when it has enjoyed a steady and continual resurgence to a position of pre-eminence.
Elegance would be the word that best describes this wine. Its color is a very deep red. The nose, at first reserved, opens up softly and slowly. Notes of minerals are followed by red berries, then an earthy whiff dominated by an aroma of fresh ground coffee beans. Before you know it the wine charms you with all of its incredible complexity. The mouth is silky. The treatment of this vintage’s special tannins renders them astonishingly suave. Their freshness carries them along eventually towards an unending length on the palate. Great vintage of Château Haut-Brion.
Composition Merlot 57%, Cabernet Sauvignon 41%, Cabernet Franc 2%
Rating 96RP-Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Chateau Haut Brion - 2006 - 750ml
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