2011 Haut Bages Liberal



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Average critic rating : 89.43 points

89

89

This well-endowed Pauillac has a deep plum/purple color, and a classic nose of cassis, licorice, barbeque smoke and a touch of oak. Medium-bodied and dense with fleshy fruit as well as silky tannins, this is a delicious wine to drink now and over the next 10-14 years. Wine Advocate.April, 2014

87-89

87-89

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the HBL has a well defined, understated bouquet with crisp redcurrant and orange sorbet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannins and the finish is missing a little tension at this stage. This year, I think Clare made a better Margaux, but this is not bad at all. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

89-90

89-90

Pretty core of fruit and ripe tannins follow through a medium body with polished tannins and a minerally, fruity and delicate finish. jamessuckling.com

16.5

16.5

Dark black cherry colour. Really sweet blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, and a roasted note, dark chocolate. Unexpectedly silky and fluid on the palate though there's still a marked oak char on the finish. Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com

16.5

16.5

Lifted, slightly spicy cassis fruit, in a lighter, almost Margaux style, with fine freshness and length. Drink 2014-2024. Decanter.com

89-90

89-90

Earth, cedar, black pepper and cassis, the wine is medium bodied, ending with bright kirsch flavors. theWineCellarInsider.com

16.5

16.5

At last a whiff of red fruit mingling with the cassis etc. Very high-toned delightful nose. Fine and elegant, this is a study in balance. The tannins are very visible but they are ripe and round.



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Haut Bages Liberal 2011
+£26.73     (+10.73%) Latest price:  £275.73
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