2006 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Tips on Best Value Wines

2006 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Tips on Best Value Wines

This Bordeaux wine value buying guide page is a list of the top 2006 Bordeaux wines in the market for the money today. These are the best Bordeaux wines from the vintage combining quality, character and price from every major Bordeaux appellation. This is a list of top 2006 Bordeaux wine values offering quality, character, price from every major Bordeaux appellation.

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2006 Bordeaux wines are tannic, long term aging wines in most cases. The wines are classic, broad shouldered, powerful and often masculine. They demand time. Reports of the quality produced in Pomerol are overstated in my view. There are some very fine 2006 Bordeaux wines from Pomerol. But in most cases, the style of the vintage is not well-suited for Pomerol. 2005 and 2009 remain the vintage to buy. Some wines from the Medoc are outstanding. Pontet Canet is great example and if you have the money, 2006 Mouton Rothschild, with its flamboyant style showed a return to greatness for that First Growth chateau.

2006 Bordeaux

GRAVES – PESSAC LEOGNAN

Chevalier  92 points

Haut Bailly  87 points
Haut Bergey  94 points
Le Thil

Margaux  93 points

MALESCOT ST. EXUPERY  92 points
RAUZAN SEGLA

Pauillac

MOUTON ROTHSCHILD (OK, this is not cheap. And prices should come down. But based on the wines I tasted, it’s the wine of the vintage and is at the level of the 82 & 86) 99 points
Pichon Comtesse de Lalande  96 points
PONTET CANET 94 points

St. Julien

Branaire Ducru  92 points
Ducru Beaucaillou
LEOVILLE POYFERRE

Pomerol (A potential star of 2006, but 05, 08 & 09 are often better wines and better values!)

Clinet  92 Pts
La Conseillante – 93 Pts
FEYTIT CLINET
L’EGLISE CLINET
La Fleur de Bouard
LA FLEUR PETRUS
LE GAY 92 Pts
HOSANNA
PROVIDENCE
Vieux Chateau Certan – 93 Pts

St. Emilion

Angelus  95 Pts
BARDE HAUT
Beau-Sejour Becot
BELLEVUE
CANON LA GAFFELIERE

CLOS FOURTET
LA CLOTTE
LA CONFESSION
Croix de Labrie
Clos de Sarpe
Clos de l’Oratoire
CLOS ST. MARTIN
La Dominique
FLEUR CARDINALE 90 Pts
FONBEL
Grandes Murailles
LARCIS DUCASSE
L’ARROSEE
La Tour Figeac
LUCIA
MONBOUSQUET
MOULIN ST. GEORGES
PAVIE
PAVIE MACQUIN
Pierre de Lune
TROPLONG MONDOT 93 Pts

HAUT MEDOC

LA LAGUNE 90 Pts

BORDEAUX SUPERIOR

CROIX MOUTON
GREE-LAROQUE

COTES de  CASTILLON  – FRONSAC

Domaine de l’A 90 Pts
JOANIN BECOT
Vieille Cure 90 Pts

Vrai Canon Bouche