Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2003
Web Price: $1,593.00
94 Points Wine Spectator - Aromas of blackberry, tobacco and hints of oak. Full-bodied, with lots of silky and round tannins and a long finish. Lots going on here. Layered and powerful.
93 Points Robert Parker - The 2003 La Mission Haut-Brion shows more creme de cassis, plenty of cedar wood, melted liquorice and charcoal in a medium to full-bodied wine. It is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Rustic tannins in the back knock down the ultimate pleasure and the point score, ever so slightly, but there’s no doubting the complex, noble aromatics this wine has managed to attain despite the staggering heat and drought in June, July and August.