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Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2006

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2006

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2006

The freshness and aromatic intensity of a Pessac-Léognan red wine

The estate

A neighbour of the legendary Château Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion is one of the most iconic references of Bordeaux and has been for centuries. Founded in the 16th century by the Lestonnac family, the property was then operated by the Lazarist priests. Now a property of the Domaine Clarence Dillon and Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Château La Mission Haut-Brion continues to shine among the greatest wines in the world.

The vineyard

Château La Mission Haut-Brion reigns over a vineyard whose gravelly soils resting on a subsoil of clay, sand, limestone and falun (a shell limestone) give rise to fine Pessac-Léognan wines.

The vintage

The year 2006 was marked by shifting weather conditions, with a relatively hot and dry spring and summer, which ensured a good ripening of the grapes.

Vinification and ageing

Aged in barrels (80% new).

The blend

Merlot (59%)

Cabernet Sauvignon (40%)

Cabernet Franc (1%).

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2006: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

The intense colour is a beautiful purple hue.

Nose

The lively and complex nose blends fruity (raspberries, blackberries) and woody (cedar) fragrances with notes of coffee and liquorice.

Palate

The full and smooth palate seduces with its fine tannins, its concentration and its exceptional freshness. A great vintage!

Wine critic
Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2006
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Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château La Mission Haut-Brion has a very attractive, captivating bouquet: red berry fruit, warm gravel, Hoisin and a pinch of truffle all beautifully conveyed. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin that lend this La Mission such symmetry and detail. It is not a powerful wine, never pressing its foot down hard on the accelerator, but that is one of it strengths, and those black truffle and mineral notes surfacing towards the poised finish are entrancing. Classic from start to finish, the only facet that is missing is that peacock's tail on the finish. Tasted January 2016.
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