Grown on the same land as Château Haut-Brion, Château Bahans Haut-Brion, profits from the same planting and harvest techniques, and has the advantage of the same rigorous selection and thoroughness in vinification as the "Grand Vin".
Bahans Haut-Brion is aged partly in new barrels and partly in barrels that have been used for the previous year's First Growth.
Undoubtedly, this Second Wine of a First Classified Growth, Château Bahans Haut-Brion, is a great wine on its own merits.
"A dark, structured wine, with dense black tannins. This second wine of Château Haut-Brion is firm, tough, solid, lightened by acidity.
Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points"
"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. "
The Wine Advocate