2003 Red Bordeaux

Learn more about 2003 Red Bordeaux

2003 was the hottest vintage ever witnessed in Bordeaux. The best-performing châteaux have surpassed their outstanding 2000s and some claim to have made their greatest wines in living memory.

The extreme heat of the summer presented winemakers with a stiff challenge. Sugar levels rose spectacularly in late summer with some producers jumping the gun and harvesting early in order to preserve acidity. However growers who waited until their grapes were fully ripe have been rewarded with darkly coloured, rich concentrated wines displaying astonishing depth of fruit and much complexity.

Generally speaking, the great wines of 2003 have come from the more northerly communes of the Médoc: and in particlular from Pauillac and St. Estèphe. Highlights include Lafite, Latour, Pichon Baron, Montrose and Cos d'Estournel. Quality was patchier in the southern Médoc although Château Margaux, true to form, has produced one of the wines of the vintage.

The Right Bank properties of St Emilion and Pomerol, where temperatures were even hotter, have produced uneven wines and volumes are massively reduced. Vieux Château Certan, which usually produces 4000 cases a year only produced 800 cases last year. Estates that bucked this pattern and produced outstanding wines include Figeac, Ausone, Fetyit Clinet and Angelus.

Graves and Pessac-Lèognan fared better but many chateaux have made wines which are alcoholic and expansive but lack the cool, linear fruit core which marks out the best from 2003. Exceptions are Haut-Bailly, the powerful and concentrated Domaine de Chevalier, and of course the thoroughbred stable of wines from Haut-Brion and La Misson Haut-Brion.

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Chateau Batailley, Drink now,

H/Bottle

£27.00

Case price (24)
£548.40 Saving £99.60

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 14cs

£430.80

Bottle

£50.00

Case price (12)
£534.00 Saving £66.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 428cs

£418.92

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£400.00
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Chateau Potensac, Drink now,

Bottle

£31.25

Case price (12)
£318.00 Saving £57.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 13cs

£238.92
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Chateau Giscours, Drink now,

Bottle

£76.00

Case price (12)
£778.80 Saving £133.20

Bottle 12 x 75cl 26cs

£622.92
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Chateau Haut-Bailly, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£1,039.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£839.88
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Chateau Leoville Barton, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£1,291.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 10cs

£1,049.88

Case price (Imperial 1 x 600cl)

£1,347.98

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£1,106.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£980.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£990.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£1,000.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,020.00
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Chateau Lynch Bages, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£1,730.28

Bottle 12 x 75cl 5cs

£1,415.88

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,350.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,650.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£1,500.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£2,191.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,799.88
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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Magnum 6 x 150cl)

£1,348.80

Ex-Chateau

Magnum 6 x 150cl 6cs

£1,098.00

Case price (Imperial 1 x 600cl)

£1,661.18

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£1,367.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,090.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,200.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,425.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,600.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle

£802.00

Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£3,888.00
Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£3,900.00
New To BBX Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£3,950.00
Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£4,550.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 3cs

£7,300.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£7,500.00
Ex-Chateau

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£9,000.00
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£11,551.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£9,599.88

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£4,590.00
New To BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£4,640.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£9,470.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£9,800.00
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Petrus, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Bottle 6 x 75cl)

£12,615.54

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£10,499.94
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Mixed Cases, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Special 1 x 675cl)

£10,895.38

Special 1 x 675cl 1cs

£9,059.99
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Mixed Cases, Drink now,

Special

£11,349.00

Special 1 x 675cl 1cs

£9,438.01
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Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Drink now,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£620.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£550.00

D. Magnum 3 x 300cl 2cs

£550.00
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Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,195.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£1,200.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,400.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£485.00
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Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,680.00
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Chateau Calon-Segur, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£850.00
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Chateau Montrose, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,800.00
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£467.00
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£2,400.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£4,735.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£4,750.00
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Chateau Chasse-Spleen, Drink now,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£295.00
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Chateau Pontet-Canet, Ready, but will keep,
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£800.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 4cs

£810.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 3cs

£840.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£850.00
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Chateau Figeac, Drink now,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,050.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£730.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£850.00
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Chateau Pavie, Drink now,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,800.00
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Chateau Ausone, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£4,898.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£795.00
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Dourthe, Drink now,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£490.00
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Cos d'Estournel, Ready, but will keep,
New To BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£805.00
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