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Château Haut-Bages Libéral Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2006

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France | Bordeaux | Call For Bottle Pricing | Available 2-5 Days

Château Haut-Bages Libéral:
When the Chateau came on the market in 1982, the great names of the Medoc region fought to buy it. The owners of Chasse Spleen were to become the proud owners. Their first vintage was a success, in no way hindered by the fact that 1982 was an exceptional year for Medoc wines. Since then, the quality of the work carried out by the wining team has not slackened and the wine they produce is becomi... Read more
When the Chateau came on the market in 1982, the great names of the Medoc region fought to buy it. The owners of Chasse Spleen were to become the proud owners. Their first vintage was a success, in no way hindered by the fact that 1982 was an exceptional year for Medoc wines. Since then, the quality of the work carried out by the wining team has not slackened and the wine they produce is becoming more and more popular with journalists and professionals of the wine world. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Haut-Bages Libéral Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,078
3.50 5
10/26/2013

Another 2006 5th growth from the cellar. The bouquet is Cabernet-dominant with a blackberry and currant scent sprinkled here and there with graphite. On the palate, there is some residual tannin, although the melange is balanced with lots of red fruit. Fruit depth is a little weak (a victim of the vintage no doubt) with a shorter finish than expected. A typical Paulliac from an average vintage and worthy. Drink now through 2015. 88 points.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,078
3.50 5
06/27/2010

The usual blackberry, tobacco and currant nose is definitely there... and definitely Pauillac - but the wine still seems a bit... well, reluctant and closed. Upon entry, there are fine tannins present with stewed red fruit that would pair pleasantly with all kind of hearty fare such as roast beef or boar. There is also a medium finish with the red fruit living on for 30 seconds or more. Some finesse present with streaky spice and cedar hidden in the dominant red fruit mixture. A decent Pauillac from a decent vintage. Cellar for another 2 to 3 years and try again.


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
3.00 5
01/29/2009

Tobacco and raspbery nose Closed - spice tobacco and tannins showing now. Not much else coming out yet.


Snooth User: erniex
63447660
3.00 5
04/13/2011

In all fairness should say that the remaining half bottle of this wine has transformed miraculously overnight. Still too hollow on the mid palate to really ring my bell, but tannins have settled in very nicely and the bouquet have opened up remarkably. Closer to 85 and sure it will benefit from up to 5 years further aging.


Snooth User: erniex
63447660
2.00 5
04/12/2011

At this stage kind of disappointing from such an estate, even its "just" a 2nd wine from a lesser vintage. Nice deep garnet color. Really closed on the nose though with a charming underlying hint of roasted coffee. Opens up after a while with some air but still rather one dimensional. Super tight and very dry in the mouth, with a quite pronounced green flavor profile. Grassy almost. Bit hollow on the mid palate. Light to medium bodied. Could perhaps improve with a bit more age, but doubt the fruit and substance is there to match the aggressive tannin over time. Give it food and a lot of air or chance it with another 1-5 years in bottle- it can only improve from this awkward stage. 80-83 pt


External Reviews for Château Haut-Bages Libéral Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
11/12/2009

Dark clear ruby core and rim. Bold mint chocolate aromas float over more delicate lilac, backed by dark black cherry. Very nice structure even on the front of the palate. The body builds in the middle - quite a lot of oomph. A bold, solid fruit core ... Mike Supple. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Haut Bages Liberal 750ml


External Review
01/16/2009

Beautiful nose of ripe blackberry and currant. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Very well done. Impressive. —J.S. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Haut Bages Liberal 750ml


External Review
11/12/2013

Tiefes Rubinrot mit lila Farbreflexen, süsser Duft von Crème de Cassis, Lakritze, Tapenade und Gewürzen. Der Gaumen besticht durch eine Mittel- bis Vollmundigkeit. Mit seidigen Tanninen und wenig Säure ein ausdrucksstarker Wein.



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