2006
Wine and Port

2006 Wine and Port

2006 Wine Vintage Report

2006 Vintage Port :

2006 was a wet year for Portugal, with rain inconveniently timed in September, however some grapes were also shrivelled by extreme heat. This was far from a textbook year.

2006 Italian :

In Piedmont, a coolish summer became an Indian summer punctuated by two bouts of rain, but the grapes were healthy enough to withstand them. The wines produced are promising. Tuscany produced a very promising vintage with a steady, prolonged growing season and well balanced wines.

2006 Bordeaux :

This vintage produced somewhat hard and tannic wines; whilst they do not have the flesh or ripeness of 2005 or 2003, they will have longevity. In time the 2006 vintage may turn out to be a more classic vintage like 1996 - but with less ripeness.

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2006 Barolo

93-points Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate “The 2006 Barolo Campe’ is one of the most elegant wines I have ever tasted from La Spinetta. A deep, tra
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2006 Chateau Bel Air

Now under full control of the Moueix family, with Christian Moueix's son Edouard managing the estate, and their new technical director Eric Murisasco is making the wine.
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2006 Chateau Bel Air la Perponcher

** 87 Points - Wine Spectator **
Excellent Value - The 2006 Bel Air La Perponcher exhibits an opaque purple colour, great fruit, opulence as well as voluptuousness, gorgeous flavor purity, good presence on the palate, and a long, heady finish.
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2006 Chateau Branaire-Ducru

*** 17/20 Jancis Robinson ***
*** 90+ Robert Parker ***
By no means comparable to their sensational 2005 or 2003, but still an outstanding wine, this singular St.
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2006 Chateau Civrac

Deep ruby colour with purple rim. Some class on the nose, black fruits,leather and white pepper. The palate gives purity of fruit and soft tannins. A very enjoyable easy drinking claret.
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2006 Chateau du Tertre

***17/20- Jancis Robinson***
Tasted blind. Pungent nose. Racy and rich. Lots there. Very flash and sweet and Merlot-y. Rather voluptuous. Jancis Robi
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2006 Chateau Ducasse

Ruby red with black core; violets, blackberry, cherry, fresh black fruit with blueberry; dried herbs, granite, wet earth with hint of powdered sugar-gum; leather, a little brett, sappy-herbal, molasses, Cinnamon.
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2006 Chateau Giscours

The 2006 Giscours has a herbaceous, earthy nose with truffle notes intermixed with sweet cherries, plums, and currants are present in this soft, medium garnet wine.
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2006 Chateau Gruaud Larose

*** 91 Points - Wine Journal ***

"This is an impressive showing for Gruaud-Larose under blind conditions. It has a reserved, cedar, leafy nose with
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