I am not a wine connoisseur and until (if ever) I make my millions I will certainly not spend USD 600 on a bottle of wine. Nevertheless, there is no harm in reading (or writing) about wine.
It was earlier believed that 2006 vintage will be a great year for first growth Bordeaux wines. Red wines from several of the most prestigious chateaux (Latour, Haut Brion, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild and Margaux) have just been released for drinking.
2006 was meant to be a good year for Bordeaux wines
According to the well known wine journalists and husband and wife team of Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher the wines do not meet expectations.
For those who have the money (and inclination), the suggestion is to wait at least another year before purchasing any 2006 Bordeaux as prices are expected to decrease. (For the rest of us, it means that a cheaper 2006 Bordeaux may not be as great as we might have earlier believed!)
Watch a short video clip (approx. 4 minutes) of their comments on the 2006 vintage here.