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2003 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 87

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 92 points

    December 10, 2021 - I remain in the middle here. I like the wine, but as much as I try, I cannot love it. Lacking the concentration, lift, and complexity of the best years, the fruit is a bit overripe, the tannins are slightly too soft and the flavors lack all the smoke and tobacco, instead, focusing on the ripe and overripe fruits.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Shak Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 7, 2021 - Decanted for an hour. Very nice earth notes with dark fruit and mild leather. Dry with soft tannins. Overall, a really nice bottle!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • spineguy Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 16, 2021 - Decanted for 1 hour. Secondary phase with great fruit/tannin balance. Very Graves. Crushed dark fruit, graphite, with a hint of cedar nicely integrated into medium plus body. Just singing. Better then last bottle several years ago. Just singing now.

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  • Argrath wrote: 94 points

    April 4, 2021 - Full, complex and mature nose. Very typical tobacco and smoke. Very true to it's Pessac origin. Cigarre, cedar, plum and black currant. Ripe. Lovely!
    Fullish, mature, dense palate. Lacks some intensity. Harmonius. Ripe fruit, tobacco, cedar and smokey gravel. Very delicious, balanced and well kept. Only lacks some "oomph" in fruit and finish. Surprisingly classic considering the vintage.
    (From my daughter's birth year, she was not as impressed as I was. But then again, she is only in the beginning of her wine learning journey:-))

  • hprphf wrote: flawed

    December 30, 2020 - Fairly corked, not as ripe as expected, woodiness.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    1/23/2008 (link)

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  • December 2007, Issue #18 (link)

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    November 2007 (link)

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    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/18/2008 (link) 89 points

    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) Medium cherry red color; big oaky, cherry, berry nose; tight but solid tart cherry palate with soft texture, a little acidity, one dimensional now; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Codes 087000340237, 087000341302, 099992781448, 3251092810450, 3258691186375, 400001340318, 802236002007

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 32 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,790 (71%)
  • Consumed 1,114 (28%)

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