Bordeaux 2003 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Terroir and grape variety played a crucial part in the quality of the wines in Saint-Emilion and other Right Bank appellations in 2003. The clay-limestone soils had better water reserves than sand and gravel and thus the vine stressed less in the heat. A number of estates on Saint-Emilion’s limestone plateau and 'côtes' produced some exceptional wines as a result - rich, full and generous, but also long and balanced. It was also a great year for Cabernet Franc, and those wines with a liberal percentage in their blend have the edge. Otherwise, a patchy year of peaks and troughs - dry tannins, lack of sparkle or dilution - though on the whole more positive than negative.

James Lawther MW

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Chateau Ausone, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Cheval-Blanc, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Belair, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Magdelaine, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Clos de l'Oratoire, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Clos de l'Oratoire France Bordeaux 2003

La Chapelle d'Ausone, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau la Mondotte, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau de Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Moulin-Saint-Georges, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Saint-Hubert, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Angelus, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Angelus France Bordeaux 2003

Chateau Beausejour, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Pavie, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A France Bordeaux 2003

Chateau Trottevieille, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau la Gaffeliere, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Rol Valentin, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Rol Valentin France Bordeaux 2003

Chateau Barde-Haut, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Dassault, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Fonplegade, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Franc Mayne, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Franc-Mayne France Bordeaux 2003

Chateau Larcis-Ducasse, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Pavie-Decesse, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Grand-Mayne, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Cap de Mourlin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Pavie-Macquin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Troplong-Mondot, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau la Couspaude, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Balestard la Tonnelle, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Balestard-La-Tonnelle France Bordeaux 2003

Chateau Berliquet, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Bellevue, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Teyssier, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Laforge, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Le Dome, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Sansonnet, St Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2003