Château Haut-Bages Libéral

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

8.978 ratings
9.019 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
Daniel P. Drake

This is one beautiful wine. I opened the 2010 Château Haut-Bages Libéral. Pauillac 5th Growth Château from the Left Bank Bordeaux. The blend is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, mocha, mint, herbs, smokey camp fire, cedar, crushed gravel and earth.

On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, herbs, smoeky oak, graphite and earth.

This is a wonderful full bodied wine with a fresh creamy mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + mouthcoating polished tannins with a very expressive long red & black fruit graphite finish. I hope everyone's weekend has been eventful and I wish everyone a wonderful week ahead. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

This is one beautiful wine. I opened the 2010 Château Haut-Bages Libéral. Pauillac 5th Growth Château from the Left Bank Bordeaux. The blend is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, mocha, mint, herbs, smokey camp fire, cedar, crushed gravel and earth.

On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, herbs, smoeky oak, graphite and earth.

This is a wonderful full bodied wine with a fresh creamy mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + mouthcoating polished tannins with a very expressive long red & black fruit graphite finish. I hope everyone's weekend has been eventful and I wish everyone a wonderful week ahead. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Aug 14th, 2022
Gregory Fulchiero

Cassis, leather, ripe and baked dark cherry, blackberry, turned earth, and baking spices. Wonderful trajectory.

Cassis, leather, ripe and baked dark cherry, blackberry, turned earth, and baking spices. Wonderful trajectory.

May 25th, 2022
Mike R
9.0

Still the same / not great and not bad - missing another gear I been waiting for

Still the same / not great and not bad - missing another gear I been waiting for

Mar 1st, 2020
Mike R
9.0

Not great and not terrible but ok

😀ing

Not great and not terrible but ok

😀ing

Aug 27th, 2017
Mike R
9.0

This works but not quite the wine I was hoping for but smiling

This works but not quite the wine I was hoping for but smiling

Apr 5th, 2017
Matt

Primary, redolent with black fruits, offering a little earth and integrated oak. Polished and suave. A by-product of vintage or a more modern approach? Definitely offers Pauillac character with its power and brooding fruit but there wasn't the secondaries or structure I was expecting/craving.

Primary, redolent with black fruits, offering a little earth and integrated oak. Polished and suave. A by-product of vintage or a more modern approach? Definitely offers Pauillac character with its power and brooding fruit but there wasn't the secondaries or structure I was expecting/craving.

Oct 27th, 2016
Paul Masson

Imported by Bellboy. Surprisingly juicy and straightforward.

Imported by Bellboy. Surprisingly juicy and straightforward.

Mar 16th, 2013
Scott Petrus

A bit more gripping than the 2009. More structure, less aromatic.

A bit more gripping than the 2009. More structure, less aromatic.

Feb 20th, 2022
Deborah M

I enjoyed this one more than I did a couple years ago. Everything is nicely balanced now.

I enjoyed this one more than I did a couple years ago. Everything is nicely balanced now.

Dec 12th, 2021
Deborah M

I like this big, dark, brooding wine. It did take some time to open up and evolve in the glass. Tannins have mellowed from the last time I had over 3 years ago. Tomorrow may be better. Dark bramble fruit. Plush mouthfeel. Also presents with a smokey/earthen quality. Generally pleased with this one. Paired with reverse seared ribeye filet.

I like this big, dark, brooding wine. It did take some time to open up and evolve in the glass. Tannins have mellowed from the last time I had over 3 years ago. Tomorrow may be better. Dark bramble fruit. Plush mouthfeel. Also presents with a smokey/earthen quality. Generally pleased with this one. Paired with reverse seared ribeye filet.

May 17th, 2020