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2003 Haut-Brion Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
Producer Notes

Since its founding in 1525, Chateau Haut-Brion has passed between many illustrious owners, including admirals, archbishops, and mayors of Bordeaux. In recent years, the estate has come under the ownership of Clarence Douglas Dillon, Ambassador of the United States in Paris and Minister of Finance under President John F. Kennedy, making it the only American-owned First Growth property. Currently,... More »

Score
WA 95
94
JR 17
IWC 94
WS 96
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2028 WA: 2014-2024 WS: 2012+
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126

($290-$380) Deep ruby-red. The freshest on the nose of the 2003s at this address, offering slightly high-toned smoky raspberry, minerals and graphite and a suggestion of medicinal austerity. Offers great breadth and early charm, but also possesses very firm underlying structure. Finishes with big, ripe tannins and outstanding grip and length.

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JR 17
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Very dark ruby. Light and racy and definitely more aerien than most. A little bit tart and green on the end. Hard work! (Average group score: 16.7)

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 214
Drink Dates 2014-2024

Even better, and clearly the best wine made in the Haut-Brion stable in 2003 (the last vintage of the great Jean-Bernard Delmas as administrator), the 2003 Haut-Brion is a blend of 58% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc that hit 13% natural alcohol, which seemed high at the time, but given more recent vintages is modest. Dark ruby/plum in color, with no amber or orange at the edge, the wine exhibits an abundance of roasted herbs, hot rocks, black currants, plum, and balsamic notes. Quite rich, medium to full-bodied and more complete, with sweeter tannins than La Mission Haut-Brion, this full-bodied Haut-Brion has hit full maturity, where it should stay for at least a decade. Bravo!

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WS 96
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2012+

Complex aromas of black licorice, tobacco and cedar with red fruits. Full-bodied, with superseductive, silky tannins, loads of fruit and a finish that lasts for minutes. A beauty in all the sense of the word. 10,000 cases made.

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Author RhoneRanger
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.625%
Tasted On 11/28/2010
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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.924%
Tasted On 07/07/2010

Young (From 2014 To 2032)

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Author biggsy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.828%
Tasted On 02/20/2010

Dark ruby red with deep core. Lovely elegant floral nose with vibrant rose petal aromas, blackcurrant and wet-stone minerality. Unlike the nose this is a dense ball of flavour with dry grippy tannins. The floral flavours are still there, but are backed up with blackcurrant fruit, burnt toffee and flinty characteristics.

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Author Donald Vinfolio
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Tasted On 10/10/2009
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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author MikeB
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.556%
Tasted On 07/26/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2036
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Author Kiki
Site / Blog kelly@kellyflemingwines.com  Trust Rating 97.778%
Tasted On 04/15/2009
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one of mh favorite bordeaux. hopefully it was just bottle variance but drank very thin and too obvious lead pencil

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Author Vicki K846
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.947%
Tasted On 02/09/2008
Drink Dates 2012-2020
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