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2003 Haut-Brion 750ml
2003 Haut-Brion
France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan / First Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2003 Haut-Brion
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Professional Reviews

IWC
94

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer 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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WA
95

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 214

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

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

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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Community Reviews

96

RhoneRanger Trust Rating: 91 Tasted On: 11/28/2010

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95

tiberite Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 07/07/2010 Site Blog: mac_h

Young (From 2014 To 2032)

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92

biggsy Trust Rating: 100 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.

93

Donald Vinfolio Tasted On: 10/10/2009

96

gd10102 Trust Rating: 81 Tasted On: 09/30/2009

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