Chateau Haut Brion
Pessac Leognan Haut Brion Imperiale
Price unit 5600.00€
Type Red Vintage 2003 Region Bordeaux Producer Chateau Haut Brion Wine Advocate 95 Wine Spectator 96 Available: 1
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 ric, 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! - Wine Advocate