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Château la Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classe des Graves Bordeaux 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

This is very round and juicy with lots of fresh fruits, good grip and balance<br/>on the finish. Delicous now but will contunue improving for another 18 months.<br/>Drink now to 2010.

Château La Mission Haut-brion:
When the wine is young, the initial sensation is its unctuousness, the softness of a very ripe grape, the freshness of aromas and at the same time the texture of very special tanins. These meld with a trace of mineral in the wine. It is as if the land was in the glass, comprising notes of roasted coffee beans, cocoa and tobacco. This delicate bitterness is somewhat reminiscent of crystallized c... Read more
When the wine is young, the initial sensation is its unctuousness, the softness of a very ripe grape, the freshness of aromas and at the same time the texture of very special tanins. These meld with a trace of mineral in the wine. It is as if the land was in the glass, comprising notes of roasted coffee beans, cocoa and tobacco. This delicate bitterness is somewhat reminiscent of crystallized cherry-stones seeped in spirit. It is certainly a penchant for revealing all its qualities at once that distinguishes the wines of La Mission and pleases a lot of tasters. It is also the consummate expression of the land of the Graves of Pessac. When maturing, this wine is still generous, openly proffering all its qualities. This hedonistic side is one of its most attractive particularities. Read less

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02/20/2010

6/10/14 = 30/50


External Reviews for Château la Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classe des Graves Bordeaux

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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. 10 000 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/18/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/26/2010

A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Haut Brion Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/24/2013

The 2003 La Mission Haut-Brion is a large-scaled wine offering a distinctive bouquet of scorched earth, black cherry liqueur, and hints of blackberries, blueberries, graphite, and smoke. Ripe, heady, ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Mission Haut Brion, La 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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. Wine & Spirits.


External Review
09/14/2014

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 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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This is very round and juicy with lots of fresh fruits, good grip and balance<br/>on the finish. Delicous now but will contunue improving for another 18 months.<br/>Drink now to 2010.

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