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 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 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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2006 Chateau Hortevie

An attractive, cedary, creme de cassis-dominated wine made by Bruno Borie at Ducru-Beaucaillou as an exclusivity for the firm of Nathaniel Johnson, this wine shows lovely fruit, medium to full body, sweet tannins.
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2006 Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the
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2006 Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Baron

*** 92 Points Robert Parker ***
Closed but promising, this is a tannic, masculine style of wine in 2006, with an inky bluish/purple colour as well as
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2006 Chateau Sigognac

The 2006 Sigognac is a very quaffable Grand vin de Bordeaux. This wine is produced in Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc, Gironde and has excellent starting notes of wild berries, followed by mild woody tannins and leather high notes.
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