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Chateau Bahans Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan 2003 750ml

Rated 90 - Loads of blackberry, raspberry and jam on the nose with just hints of green tobacco. Full-bodied, round and long, with fresh fruit and a...
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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux 2003 750ml

Rated 90 - Aromas of ripe blackberry and hints of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Beautiful and...
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Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion Grand Cru 2003 750ml

Rated 96 - Blackberry, mineral and lightly toasted oak. Subtle and complex. Full-bodied, with wonderfully sweet fruit character and ultrarefined...
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Chateau Cos D'estournel St. Estephe 2003 750ml

Rated 97 - Two terrific efforts from this vintage, the 2003 Cos d'Estournel (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2003 750ml

Rated 97 - #28 Top 100 - Intense aromas of blackberry, currant and cherry. Full-bodied, with masses of big, velvety tannins and a finish that lasts...
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Chateau Faurie De Souchard St Emilion 2003 750ml

Good density and texture in the mouth. The tannins are mature, of quality, and are beginning to be integrated. After a light aeration, we find a...
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Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2003 750ml

Rated 92 - Blackberry and licorice aromas, with full body, very fine tannins and a long finish. Very silky. So much for jammy wines in 2003. Very...
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Chateau La Gaffeliere St. Emilion 2003 750ml

Rated 92 - A beautiful wine from proprietor Count Leo Malet De Roquefort, the 2003 La Gaffeliere was produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per...
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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2003 750ml

Rated 94 - Aromas of blackberry, tobacco and hints of oak. Full-bodied, with lots of silky and round tannins and a long finish. Lots going on here....
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Chateau Labegorce Margaux 2003 750ml

Rated 90 - Clean and very pretty with plum, currant and light smoke aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and beautiful fruit. Give this time....
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Chateau Latour Pauillac 2003 750ml

Rated 100 - Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is 'the sexiest Latour ever made.' He also described it as 'the 1990 without any...
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Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2003 750ml

Rated 95 - This sexy, evolved, dense ruby/purple-tinged 2003 reveals notes of smoke, herbs, black currant jam, licorice and graphite. Full-bodied,...
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Chateau Malescot Saint Exupery Margaux 2003 750ml

Rated 92 - The noteworthy, classic Margauxs from this estate remain under most consumers' radar. Displaying low acidity and a forward style, the...

2003 France Red Bordeaux

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.
There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.