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6 Ratings
Chateau La Tour Haut Brion Pessac Leognan

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

Château La Tour-Haut-Brion is made in a precise, clean, crafted winemaking style. Its supple, medium-bodied, slightly herbaceous wines are drinkable at a relatively early age despite their high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. They have the characteristic nose of coffee, tobacco, occasionally grilled herbs, and black and red currants. Moderate tannins and good underlying acidity give the wine fine definition for at least 5-15 years following most vintages.

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