Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.485 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

The young ‘03 Bordeaux was very hot and showing a lot of alcohol. At almost 15 they are in a very nice spot with ample air. This is a stand alone wine and really fun to one to stop and study. Concentrated blue and black fruit, gravel, soil and herbs. A majestic wine with broad shoulders and a voluptuous mouthfeel. Deep purple smoke on the water and fire in the sky. Still building weight and gravitas and will improve for many years to come.

The young ‘03 Bordeaux was very hot and showing a lot of alcohol. At almost 15 they are in a very nice spot with ample air. This is a stand alone wine and really fun to one to stop and study. Concentrated blue and black fruit, gravel, soil and herbs. A majestic wine with broad shoulders and a voluptuous mouthfeel. Deep purple smoke on the water and fire in the sky. Still building weight and gravitas and will improve for many years to come.

Nov 15th, 2017
Shawn R

One of the best ever made??? @Bill Bender thank you.

One of the best ever made??? @Bill Bender thank you.

Nov 12th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Not too shabby!

Not too shabby!

Jul 28th, 2017
Nico J. Snyman

Classic '03 vintage, good balance though, showing some oak, but integrated.

Classic '03 vintage, good balance though, showing some oak, but integrated.

Feb 3rd, 2017
Alberto Cdm

In principio legnoso poi veramente elegante delicato e fresco. Nulla da dire

In principio legnoso poi veramente elegante delicato e fresco. Nulla da dire

Dec 20th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Solid! Fruit, age and silk. Yum.

Solid! Fruit, age and silk. Yum.

Mar 17th, 2016
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.8

Lighter color than the 2000. Walnut and pecan on the nose. Currant, coco, raspberry and dark fruits. Drink up.

Lighter color than the 2000. Walnut and pecan on the nose. Currant, coco, raspberry and dark fruits. Drink up.

Dec 28th, 2014
Gil Bauer

Too young but no roasted or over the top flavors.

Too young but no roasted or over the top flavors.

Oct 22nd, 2014
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.7

Improved over two hours in the glass. Slightly underwhelming for Haut Brion.

Improved over two hours in the glass. Slightly underwhelming for Haut Brion.

Mar 16th, 2014
Tom Garland

1 hour decant(chunky and fine sediment). A dazzling dark ruby red color. On the nose: surprise not much jumping from the glass, seems closed....muted notes of red fruit, cedar, pine, metallic and eucalyptus. Taste: cherry, graphite, smokey vanilla...dusty, grippy tannins and not the structure I hoped for...not sure if more age will do anything.

1 hour decant(chunky and fine sediment). A dazzling dark ruby red color. On the nose: surprise not much jumping from the glass, seems closed....muted notes of red fruit, cedar, pine, metallic and eucalyptus. Taste: cherry, graphite, smokey vanilla...dusty, grippy tannins and not the structure I hoped for...not sure if more age will do anything.

Dec 15th, 2019