2006 Bordeaux - November 13, 2019

Rain, rain, go away. Sometimes it is "educational" to sample a poor vintage. Excellent producers almost always produce worthwhile wine...almost. Jancis Robinson's review of the vintage is telling:

I would say that, with a handful of exceptions, this is a vintage to be bought by wine lovers only if they have an empty cellar that they are dying to fill. ...Most years there is a common theme to the primeurs sales pitch. This year it has been that many vintages have in the past been erroneously overshadowed by the one that preceded it...We are meant to believe that by association 2006 is in danger of being overlooked because we are dazzled by the greatness of 2005. Do not fall for this.


2016 Larrivet Haut-Brion (RP 93: $46)

Rouge 2006

Smith Haut Lafite (RP 93, WS 92: $90)
Calon Segur (RP 93, WS 92: $85) (EB: this was actually very good)
Montrose (RP 94, WS 93: $90)
Malescot St. Exupery ($76)
Marojallia (RP 91, WS 90: $125)
La Fleur de Gay (RP 92: $125) (EB: this was actually very good)
Le Gay (RP 93: $126)
Clos l'Eglise (RP 92, WS 91: $77)
Monbousquet (RP 92: $64 in the UK)
Larcis Ducasse (RP 92, WS 90: $55)
Cannon la Gaffelier (RP 92, WS 93: $70)
Pavie Macquin (RP 93, WS 91: $45)
Clerc Milon (RP 91, WS 91: $78)
Duhart Milon (RP 92, WS 89: $90)
Pichon LaLande (RP 95, WS 92: $160) (EB: this was actually very good)


1977 Warres (94 J Suckling: $140)

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