2003 La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
For such a super hot vintage, I didn’t expect La Mission Haut Brion to perform at all, as the Merlot content in this label was high. Certainly took me by surprise with sweet vanilla and smoky nose. Body was really mellow and elegant, so smooth, can’t detect any heat. So much potential still, very forward, very ready. In fact tasted better than the Angelus 98!
24 May 2016
La Mission Haut Brion was a highly rated label, at the status that we call it the unofficial sixth first growth. However I was somehow disappointed with the 03 bottle I had, particularly when it was next to Valandraud 03.
Nose of smoke, tobacco and a hint of bacon or meat. Palate was a tad insufficient weight on the fruits, wine was slightly off balance with slightly elevated acidity despite the fruits were of decent elegant qualities.
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