2003 La Mission Haut Brion

- 750 ml
93
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$269.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
24453-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

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, full-bodied, soft, and revealing considerable complexity, low acidity, and a broad, expansive mouthfeel, it should drink well in 2-3 years and last for two decades. Robert Parker

Sokolin 2003 La Mission Haut Brion Tasting Notes:

This wonderful red will sweep you off your feet in a heartbeat with its playful, vibrant aromatics and strong flavors. From the potent and mighty black cherry liqueur to the scorched earth undertone and subtle hints of blueberries, graphite, and blackberries, there's something for everyone within one of these bottles. It's a full-bodied beast, with a notably low level of acidity to cut through the rich, thick, and dense structure. The mouthfeel is very broad and all-encompassing in a way that captivates and puzzles the mind. Indeed, you could study this vintage alone and tell so much of the terroir that gave birth to the noble grapes.

Reds like these are a guaranteed hit at parties and events, as they're accessible without sacrificing what makes them enchanting to a veteran. There's no hurry when it comes to drinking this vintage, as it has a couple of decades more ahead of it.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2003
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer La Mission Haut Brion: With roots that date back to the 16th century, Chateau La Mission Haut Brion has a lot of history under its proverbial belt. This historical aspect shines through very clearly in their wines, as does the compelling terroir they have the privilege of working with. The wines are powerful but elegant, never taking a single wrong step as they dance on top of your tastebuds. Drink deep and immerse yourself in an aromatic cocktail of ripe fruit, embers, smoke, and tobacco (if you chose a red wine) or get overwhelmed by a tidal wave of oceanic notes, honeysuckle and tropical fruit (if you chose white). Wines like these leave a lasting impression, and can singlehandedly change the way you think of wine as a whole.
Rating 93 RP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
OWC No
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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