Fifteen Years On: The 2006 Vintage
After publishing a short review of the Loire 2006 vintage at fifteen years of age earlier this week, featuring wines from Richard Leroy, Clos Rougeard, Philippe Alliet and Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, among a few others, I thought I should continue in the same vein today with a short collection of tasting notes on other wines from the same vintage.
There is no real theme to this very brief report, with just a handful of wines from a few different regions. In truth it represents something of a cellar clear out. Bordeaux is the best represented, with half a dozen wines, not enough to warrant a write-up of their own. The 2006 vintage in Bordeaux was not one I dived into too deeply for my own cellar, coming soon after the more laudable 2005 vintage, which has produced some of my favourite Bordeaux wines of the last twenty years. Alongside I present a smattering of tasting notes on some German stragglers, an orphan from the Northern Rhône, and a lonesome single quinta vintage Port. So without further prevaricating, lets get on with a quick vintage recap.Please log in to continue reading: