2006
Wine and Port

2006 Wine and Port

2006 Wine Vintage Report

2006 Vintage Port :

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The 2006 Port Vintage was a year that produced good Single Quinta Vintage Ports. Heavy winter rains replenished the drought-exhausted water table following the very good but dry 2005 vintage. Good weather followed, and flowering took place during the hottest May in 40 years. Temperatures steadily increased until a severe hailstorm hit vineyards in the Pinhão valley in the middle of June. Several vineyards lost up to 30% of the crop. A hot July followed, superseded by a cooler August and some much needed rain. More hot weather late August and early September caused some raisining and crop reduction in exposed vineyards. Picking began mid-September just ahead of a rainy spell. Yields for 2006 were down at least 15% below average.

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 Chateau Bel Air

A 2006 St Emilion Grand Cru Classe red wine magnum bottle.

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

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 Civrac

The 2006 Cotes de Bourg is deep ruby in colour with garnet rim. Some class on the nose, black fruits, leather and white pepper. The palate gives purity of fruit and soft tannins.
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2006 Chateau d'Issan

Now consistently one of the great wines of the appellation, d’Issan has produced a dense purple-colored wine with a beautiful set of aromatics offerin
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2006 Chateau Quinault l'Enclos

From the excellent 2006 vintage this Quinault l'Enclos

Reviews: "An extraordinarily elegant Quinault with remarkable purity and texture has been produced in 2006.
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2006 Chateau Gruaud Larose

A 2006 Chateau Gruaud Larose Red Wine
*** 91 Points - Wine Journal ***

"This is an impressive showing for Gruaud-Larose under blind conditions. I
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