Château Haut-Bages Libéral

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

8.962 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Robert McCall

Required a decant to blow the funk off the top but opened up real nice to compliment our bolognese tonight.

Required a decant to blow the funk off the top but opened up real nice to compliment our bolognese tonight.

Sep 1st, 2019
BrixChick Liza

Dense inky Pauilliac delight Lean angular wine that is serious with a fun side especially for acid queens

Dense inky Pauilliac delight Lean angular wine that is serious with a fun side especially for acid queens

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2015
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.0

Complex and rich but tight and tannins are still to young and powerful- needs time to balance and get rounder

Complex and rich but tight and tannins are still to young and powerful- needs time to balance and get rounder

Aug 16th, 2015
Tyler Armour

Great nose, no magical tannin structure though.

Great nose, no magical tannin structure though.

Jul 8th, 2013
David Newland

2009 vintage. Classic Bordeaux. Dark purple color, with flowers, cherries, hint if dirt in the nose. Slightly tannic at first but nice balance with dark fruits and oak finish.

2009 vintage. Classic Bordeaux. Dark purple color, with flowers, cherries, hint if dirt in the nose. Slightly tannic at first but nice balance with dark fruits and oak finish.

Feb 22nd, 2017
Patrick Murphy

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Oaky, dark, intense, younger, second wine.

Very focused smell, deep dark black fruits, currants, cranberry.

Strong tannins, scrapy.

Best with seared steak, complex sauces.

Wine Essentials: Classic World Wine Tour @iceculinary

Institute of Culinary Education wine tasting class.

Oaky, dark, intense, younger, second wine.

Very focused smell, deep dark black fruits, currants, cranberry.

Strong tannins, scrapy.

Best with seared steak, complex sauces.

Sep 28th, 2016
Jeffrey Eggleston

Dry, nice. Needs to open up. Comment more later.

Dry, nice. Needs to open up. Comment more later.

Jun 27th, 2016
Tom & Lois Kelly

This little gem provides a great finish to an excellent evening. 2009 still has some nice tannic structure. Earthy but well rounded, half bottle is just what the doctor ordered! Enjoy a bottle ASAP!

This little gem provides a great finish to an excellent evening. 2009 still has some nice tannic structure. Earthy but well rounded, half bottle is just what the doctor ordered! Enjoy a bottle ASAP!

Jun 5th, 2016
John Zuzek

Wine #12: Beautiful Pauillac. Very sexy, good complexity. More cassis and blackberries with hints of tobacco.

Wine #12: Beautiful Pauillac. Very sexy, good complexity. More cassis and blackberries with hints of tobacco.

May 2nd, 2016
John Russo

So I've not had much of the 2009 Bordeaux, but frankly I was expecting a bit more. Well balanced and loads of texture to this wine which is clearly young, still youthful and closed. I guess too early.

So I've not had much of the 2009 Bordeaux, but frankly I was expecting a bit more. Well balanced and loads of texture to this wine which is clearly young, still youthful and closed. I guess too early.

Mar 19th, 2016