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Laville Haut Brion 2003

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

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Tasting Notes

The unctuous, opulent 2003 Laville Haut-Brion is stunningly rich, full-bodied and intense. Reminiscent of the 1989 and 1994, it offers a powerful, concentrated, honeyed grapefruit character intermixed with citrus oil, flowers, and waxy marmalade, admirable acidity, and a tremendous mouthfeel as well as length. It should drink well for the next 25+ years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (164), April 2006
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (158), April 2005
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (152), April 2004

Beautiful aromas of lilac, lemon and honey follow through to a full-bodied palate, with very ripe pineapple flavours and a long, long finish. Lots of tropical fruit character. A powerful wine. Best after 2008

James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2007

Lots of lemon, lime, and honey aromas with hints of other citrus fruits. Full-bodied, with exotic fruit character. Fresh and long. Papaya, mango and banana. A tropical drink. One of the most exciting young whites I can remember tasting from barrel in a long, time.

James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 04), April 2004
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