Château Haut Selve Graves 2003
Release Notes: A 50:50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown on gravel soil with a chalky sub-soil. The grapes were hand-picked and vinified with great care before ageing for 12 months in oak barrels, 30% of them new wood, in the Chateau's beautiful chais. A gold medalist at the Concours General Agricole de Paris
Chateau Branda is in a region rich in prestigious Castles, in interesting Museums and in typical villages. The greedy tables and the friendly hotels will be natural stages for your strolls in the inhabitant of ordeaux.
Meaty, rich and over extracted red - there was some nice fruit (plums and bramble fruits with blackberries dominating), and a subtle leather character. However, the fruit was over extracted and the dominant flavor on the finish was licorice. I believe the bottle was slightly corked, so have not scored the wine.