(From 2009 Vintage) The color is very deep and the nose is intense, with plenty of character. This rich and utterly delicious wine spreads out beautifully on the palate. The tannin is smooth and sweet.
(From 2003 Vintage) The 2003 La Mission Haut-Brion is a large-scaled wine offering a distinctive bouquet of scorched earth, black cherry liqueur, and hints of blackberries, blueberries, graphite, and smoke. Ripe, heady, full-bodied, soft, and revealing considerable complexity, low acidity, and a broad, expansive mouthfeel.
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 95 on Oct-94
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/97