Source: Interim – May 2016, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th May 2016 (RP-96)
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Chateau Haut-Brion has a more ostentatious bouquet than the comparatively reserved La Mission: quite feisty blackberry, briary, kirsch and red plum scents, hints of leather and sage tucked just underneath. This is a bouquet determined to make an impression! The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle build to a concentrated, earthy, truffle-tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. This seems to have the upper-hand over the La Mission and probably has a longer future. A thoroughbred from Jean-Philippe Delmas and his team. Tasted January 2016.
Drink Date: 2024 – 2064