Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé – 2003

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Producer

Chateau Haut-Brion

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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Vineyard

Chateau Haut-Brion

Producer

Chateau Haut-Brion

Appellation

Péssac-Léognan

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2006
Drink: 2009-2036


The blockbuster 2003 Haut-Brion (13% alcohol) possesses extremely high tannin, but that component is well-concealed by a cascade of mulberry, blackberry, cherry, and plum-like fruit. There is even a hint of figs under the blue and red fruit spectrum. While broad and ripe with a sweet, glyceral mouthfeel as well as a long, powerful, persistent finish, it retains its elegance and nobility. A wine of both power and finesse, it will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring, and keep for 25-30.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2006
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 21/03/2013
Drink: 2009-2020


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Area under vines: 48.35 hectares
Soils: mixture of clay, sand and clay
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Production: 10 000 to 12 000 cases a year
Ageing: in 80% new oak for 18–22 months
Grape varieties:
  • Merlot 45,4%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 43,9%
  • Cabernet Franc 9,7%
  • Petit Verdot 1%

Second wine: La Clarence de Haut-Brion (previsouly Bahans) 
  • Average Annual Production: 5000 to 7000 Cases
  • Ageing: in 20-25% new oak for 18–22 months

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    Location

    Chateau Haut Brion, 135 Avenue Jean Jaures, Pessac, Bordeaux, France
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    12x75cl DP £ 3,600
    12x75cl IB £ 3,900 £ 3,700

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