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Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2003

Certainly the most legendary wine from Bordeaux; deep and powerful, this premier cru classé from a domain founded in the 16th century will need to age for a good few years before expressing its full elegant, noble majesty.

  • €357

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Lot Description: Château Haut Brion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2003

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly bin-soiled label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Domaines Clarence Dillon
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2035
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 42
  • Volume: 150000 bottles
  • Intensity : Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Selective harvesting, limited yields and long and caring aging (22 months in new barrels) contribute to producing a magnificent wine. Earlier than the other grands crus, Haut-Brion develops very fine velvety ripe blackcurrant and mineral notes. In great vintages, it is perfectly able to age for several decades. Some vintages, such as the 1961 or 1989, show the incredible potential of Château Haut-Brion, one of the greatest red wines in the world.

    The prestigious Château Haut-Brion surprises by the number of first places it occupies in many situations. Created in 1553 by Jean de Pontac, Haut-Brion was the first wine of Bordeaux’s history to have the same name as the domain. At that time, the wines were sold anonymously. First chateau to practice techniques which are now unavoidable, such as racking or aging in oak barrels. Therefore, it will be the only classified Grand Cru in the Graves appellation in 1855, and is number 1 of course! There is no small vintage at Haut-Brion, owned by the Dillon family since 1935. In 1983, the Dillon family bought La Mission Haut-Brion, Haut-Brion's neighbour. It is always exciting to compare the different vntages of the property. In great vintages, it is perfectly able to age for several decades. Some vintages, such as the 1961 or 1989, show the incredible potential of Château Haut Brion, one of the greatest red wines in the world. The second wine of the chateau, formerly called Bahans, is now called Clarence de Haut-Brion.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
95/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
96/100Wine Spectator
18/20 (2008)Bettane & Desseauve
18/20Jancis Robinson
18/20 RVF
94/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
96/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2035

Tasting notes - Extract
"The Haut Brion presents an attractive nose of briary, blackberry, sous-bois and black olive that is well defined . The palate is medium-bodied with a chewy entry, plenty of fresh red berries infused with graphite and cloves. (...) " (R. Parker / N. Martin - 03/2013)

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