2006 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
96 points Robert Parker: "The 2006 Haut-Brion performed even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Sixty-four percent of the production went into this wine, and while it displays the vintage’s powerful tannins and structure, it possesses superb concentration, and the minerality/scorched earth notes of a great Haut-Brion. Medium to full-bodied, with perhaps not quite the fleshiness of the 2005 or 2000, it is built more along the lines of the 1998 and 1996. It is a brilliant effort displaying sensational purity..." (02/09) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "A severe, austere wine that doesn't show its richness easily. The tannins are tight and firm and they dominate. Underneath is ripe fruit, the balance with tannins giving a foursquare, solid character. The wine is complex, spice playing with the fruit, some medicinal flavors and a definite stalky, tight structure. It obviously needs long-term aging." (03/09) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Offers subtle and complex aromas, with violet, cedar and blackberry. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a very long finish. Tight and curled up in a ball. Best after 2015." (03/09) K&L's notes - 57% merlot, 41% cabernet sauvignon, 2% cabernet franc. Very focused wine - linear. Elegant style. Fresh blackberries on the palate with undertones of stones. Has some chocolate nuances in the finish. Very fine! Please note - 2006 Bordeaux futures will arrive between Jan 2009 and Dec 2009. We will contact you for shipping instructions.