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Chateau La Tour Haut Brion Pessac Leognan

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) "The 1999 has put on weight since I tasted it last year. It is a sexy, open-knit, deep ruby-colored effort, exhibiting a smoky nose of melted asphalt, truffles, cassis, and tobacco, enticing sweetness on the attack, low acidity, and a smoky, ripe rich finish. Along with the 2000, 1999 is one of the two finest La Tour-Haut Brions produced under the new owners, who acquired the estate in 1983. Drink this captivating, complex Graves over the next 10-15 years."-Wine AdvocateChâteau La Tour-Haut-Bri...

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 88(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-02
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: (86-87) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 128 on Apr-00
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Good deep red. Expressive aromas of raspberry, burning tobacco, minerals and truffle. Comparatively primary for the vintage, with good sweetness, richness and depth. Finishes dry but rich, with notes of smoke, game and tobacco. I find more fat and depth of flavor here than I did a year ago. Pomerol
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: (86-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006