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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Chateau Haut-Brion  2003
Chateau Haut-Brion 2003
(search item no. 88872)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $449.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1997 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1981 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1966 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The blockbuster 2003 Haut-Brion (13% alcohol) possesses extremely high tannin, but that component is well-concealed by a cascade of mulberry, blackberry, cherry, and plum-like fruit. There is even a hint of figs under the blue and red fruit spectrum. While broad and ripe with a sweet, glyceral mouthfeel as well as a long, powerful, persistent finish, it retains its elegance and nobility. A wine of both power and finesse, it will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring, and keep for 25-30."

—Robert Parker

My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Haut-Brion:

  • 1986 (search item no. 21295)
  • 1996 (search item no. 7421)
  • 1997 (search item no. 14111)
  • 1999 (search item no. 53760)
  • 2001 (scuffed labels) (search item no. 80343)
  • 2002 (search item no. 86400)
  • 2008 (search item no. 103612)
  • 2010 (search item no. 123010)

About Chateau Haut-Brion:

Château Haut-Brion is the oldest and by far the smallest of the "Premiers Grands Crus" vineyards of the Gironde 1855 classification. Château Haut-Brion is one of the few remaining family-owned domains of the Bordeaux region with a history going back to the 16th century. It has been owned by the American Dillon family since 1935.