Good full yellow with green highlights. Wonderfully complex but reticent nose offers peach, flowers, spices and hints of exotic fruits. Silky, fat and large-scaled, with wonderfully ripe but delineated flavors of mirabelle, ginger and honey. The sweet, very long finish saturates the palate with honey and nut flavors. Compelling wine, but I still give a slight edge to the 2004.
Robert Parker 92
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. There is just a little SO2 masking the nose ” perhaps it will blow off with further aeration? Some honeyed aromas, a touch of white flowers. The palate is medium-bodied, waxy texture, touches of walnut, good length on the finish. The ’06 is a commendable Haut Brion Blanc, but not as outstanding as other recent vintages. Tasted January 2010.