Château Haut Bages Libéral 2009

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

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Château Haut Bages Libéral 2009

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

£39.99
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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 72%, Merlot 28% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Claire Villars Lurton Optimum Drinking: 2019-2035 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 103228
Estate Notes

Château Haut Bages Libéral 2009 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.

While this 29 hectare estate, owned by the Taillan Group, may lack the profile of other Pauillac greats, under the careful guidance of Claire Villars its fifth growth wines are some of the Médoc's most competitively priced: richly-textured and packed with ripe blackcurrant fruit (due to a high Cabernet Sauvignon content).

The Villars family took over Haut-Bages Libéral in the early 1980s and continued to invest heavily (as the Charreules Company had before them) in the vineyards and cellars, revolutionising what was previously an underperforming Bordeaux château.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Reviews

"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..." Robert Parker

"Singed bay leaf and briar notes run along the edges, with ripe, almost sappy blackberry, black cherry and currant fruit leading to a finish of tobacco and olive. Latent grip hangs through the finish." Wine Spectator