Château Haut-Bages Libéral

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.061 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

Still far too young. Earth and graphite. Tomato leaf. Burly tannin. I have one more and will let it sleep for a decade.

Still far too young. Earth and graphite. Tomato leaf. Burly tannin. I have one more and will let it sleep for a decade.

2 people found it helpfulApr 24th, 2015
Willem Booij

Worth waiting for, this is classic Bordeaux and the wine is alive and kicking. The tannins are finally softened and smooth, the wine is perfect in balance. Love it!

Worth waiting for, this is classic Bordeaux and the wine is alive and kicking. The tannins are finally softened and smooth, the wine is perfect in balance. Love it!

May 31st, 2020
Sylvain Rhainds

2005

Jun 6th, 2019
Scott Petrus

Very nice wine. A hint of cork taint blew off as this baby sat. Cedar, graphite, coffee and cigar box. I would have mistaken this for an ‘09 as the tannins were still firm.

Very nice wine. A hint of cork taint blew off as this baby sat. Cedar, graphite, coffee and cigar box. I would have mistaken this for an ‘09 as the tannins were still firm.

Aug 26th, 2018
Ted Corvey

Was shocked at youthful this still is. Delicious as is, but certainly opened up. Despite its still vibrant tannins, your palate was ensconced by a velvety mouth feel that really only aged Bordeaux can provide. Currant, cedar, tobacco leaf, graphite, and dark chocolate notes. A perfect companion to follow a rich white at an impromptu tasting. Thanks @Scott Petrus!

Was shocked at youthful this still is. Delicious as is, but certainly opened up. Despite its still vibrant tannins, your palate was ensconced by a velvety mouth feel that really only aged Bordeaux can provide. Currant, cedar, tobacco leaf, graphite, and dark chocolate notes. A perfect companion to follow a rich white at an impromptu tasting. Thanks @Scott Petrus!

Aug 26th, 2018
Manish Rajguru

Working great with our food

Working great with our food

Apr 19th, 2018
Willem Booij

Finally it's smooth velvety and delicious. Patience is a art

Finally it's smooth velvety and delicious. Patience is a art

Jul 8th, 2017
Chris A

Hauntingly good - could use more time to sleep but a very nice (surprisingly) fruity Bordeaux - well structured, mature body that will get even better with age. As it is now: bold, yet easy to drink with a tobacco ish finish.

Hauntingly good - could use more time to sleep but a very nice (surprisingly) fruity Bordeaux - well structured, mature body that will get even better with age. As it is now: bold, yet easy to drink with a tobacco ish finish.

Apr 14th, 2017
Jen
9.1

Well balanced considering it's still a bit young. Soft tannins.

Well balanced considering it's still a bit young. Soft tannins.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Thijs Hendriks

91+

Sep 19th, 2016