2003 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • JS 96
  • WS 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • W&S 93

Reviews for 2003 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend

JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
An intense opulent nose with notes of ripe fruits and meat. An exotic and decadent wine it boasts a full body with big velvety tannins and loads of complexity. Layers and layers of flavors. Let this sit until 2015. Find... An intense opulent nose with notes of ripe fruits and meat. An exotic and decadent wine it boasts a full body with big velvety tannins and loads of complexity. Layers and layers of flavors. Let this sit until 2015. Find the wine.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
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. Best after 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. Best after 2012. 10000 cases made. (JS)
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
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... 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! - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
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... 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.
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2006
This has the deep stoniness of Haut-Brion but it's hard to recognize through all the sweet fruit. Initially that sweet ripeness puts it in line with Napa Valley cabernets tasting sleek firm and intense. The tannins become... This has the deep stoniness of Haut-Brion but it's hard to recognize through all the sweet fruit. Initially that sweet ripeness puts it in line with Napa Valley cabernets tasting sleek firm and intense. The tannins become more prominent with air making the wine feel huge and muscular gripping all the flavor and closing it down. Rather than freshness this offers robust mineral flavor and strength of tannin to carry it into maturity.