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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Chateau Haut-Brion  2006
Chateau Haut-Brion 2006
(search item no. 98003)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $499.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1981 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1966 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1988 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1991

Elegance would be the word that best describes this wine. There exist obvious wines which spontaneously approach you and those whose reticence oblige you to draw them out to get to know them. Château Haut-Brion, without a doubt, falls into the second category. 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. One will without a doubt need great patience to await the future when one can truly profit from the potential of this great vintage of Château Haut-Brion.

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About Chateau Haut-Brion:

Château Haut-Brion is the oldest and by far the smallest of the "Premiers Grands Crus" vineyards of the Gironde 1855 classification. Château Haut-Brion is one of the few remaining family-owned domains of the Bordeaux region with a history going back to the 16th century. It has been owned by the American Dillon family since 1935.