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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Chateau Haut-Beausejour Saint-Estephe 2003
Chateau Haut-Beausejour Saint-Estephe 2003
(search item no. 86391)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Appearance: Deep garnet with glossy highlights

Nose: Slightly peppery with scents of soft fruit such as blackcurrant and raspberry

Palate: Merlot is predominant and marked by an honest attack that is well rounded and full. A supple wine, with a soft tannic structure, well balanced and not overpowered by wood. A very well balanced and elegant wine with an extensive lingering finish.
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About Château Haut-Beausejour:

In 1992, Jean-Claude Rouzaud, oenologist and president of Champagne Louis Roederer, acquired and combined two Cru Bourgeois vineyards in the heart of the Medoc's prestigious Saint-Estèphe appellation: Chateau Picard and Château Beauséjour. Together, these properties make up what is now called "Château Haut-Beauséjour."

In keeping with his passion for quality, Mr. Rouzaud made improvements in the vineyards, furnished the winery with state-of-the-art equipment, and surrounded himself with an accomplished team. Each year, Mr. Rouzaud participates in the blending of the wine himself to ensure excellence.