2009 - Ch Haut Bages Libéral 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Bages-Liberal
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2016 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
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2009 CH HAUT BAGES LIBÉRAL 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Haut-Bages-Liberal
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2016 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £572.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2010

    Very fresh open crisp red berry fruit aromas. A well structured wine with good grippy tannins and strong ripe fruit flavours. Very Pauillac.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, February 2012,
    Score: 92

    Probably the finest Haut-Bages Liberal since the 1982, this beautifully rich wine has an inky purple color, a big, sweet kiss of creme de cassis, incense, some background spicy oak and forest floor. Its gorgeous fruit, full-bodied opulence, impressive purity, expansive texture and broad, savory finish make for a terrific wine to drink over the next 25+ years. Drink: 2012 - 2037

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2010,
    Score: 17

    Black red, finely concentrated and rather tight black-currant fruit, a certain leafy leanness that is made up for by good middle concentration and length. Drink 2015-25.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2010,
    Score: 91-94

    Currant and mint, with hints of fresh herbs. Lovely complex nose already. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, racy finish. Solid core of beautiful fruit.

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Producer

Château Haut-Bages-Liberal

Similar to Lynch Bages, Haut Bages Libéral is also named after the plateau ("bages") on which it sits. Located only a hop, skip and a jump from Latour, their main vineyard area rests on prime Bordeaux soil. Their other two parcels are situated next to Pichon Lalande and Grand Puy Lacoste. Regardless of its superb location, it is often underestimated by collectors. As a result, it can be excellent value, especially in top vintages.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.