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2006 Bahans Haut Brion

By Chateau Haut Brion

2006 Bahans Haut Brion from Chateau Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

The 2006 Bahans Haut Brion from Chateau Haut Brion manifests the exuberance and depth of Pessac-Leognan terroir with remarkable finesse. This vintage, which sits confidently amid its venerable lineage, presents itself as a veritable treasure trove for fine wine investors and connoisseurs alike.


Distinguished Pedigree, Exquisite Maturity

The 2006 growing season in Bordeaux was marked by an uncharacteristically warm spring followed by a cool summer, culminating in a late harvest. These conditions have bestowed upon the 2006 Bahans Haut Brion an elegant complexity, imbued with a maturity that signals both immediate enjoyment and potential longevity in the cellar.

One uncorks the bottle to be greeted by an orchestral performance of aromatics: cassis and blackberry intertwined with subtle hints of earth and cedar. As one delves into the glass, the experience on the palate unfolds layers of ripe dark fruits, supported by deftly integrated tannins—a hallmark of Chateau Haut Brion's craftsmanship.


Investment Worthy: A Promise of Sophistication

Garnering attention in fine wine investment circles, this vintage balances approachability with a promise of future evolution. The 2006 Bahans Haut Brion is both a prudent investment choice and a testament to the storied pedigree of Chateau Haut Brion.

In summary, the 2006 Bahans Haut Brion from Chateau Haut Brion offers a singular experience representative of its storied year. Its poised expression of fruit, structure, and terroir affords it pride of place within any sophisticated portfolio or cellar collection. A distinguished example from Bordeaux that speaks vividly to both the heart and intellect of those fortunate enough to witness its unfolding tale.

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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.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #181


Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a roti, Rhone-like nose with good definition…but not exactly Pessac. The palate is rustic, hard tannins, rather irony, sharp acidity, touch of soy on the finish. This Bahans comes across as a little disjointed at the moment although bottle age should sort it out. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2010


Tasted blind at Farr Vintners' 2006 horizontal, the 2006 Bahans-Haut-Brion has a fragrant earthy, woodland, almost autumnal bouquet that is well defined and fully mature. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, lightweight perhaps but with a keen thread of acidity, attenuated slightly towards the finish. Drink sooner rather than later would be my advice. Tasted April 2016.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 May 2016

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