2015 Haut Bages Liberal



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Average critic rating : 90.5 points

90-93

90-93

The 2015 Haut-Bages Liberal is finessed, precise and persistent, with lovely overall balance and class. This is a decidedly laid-back wine for the vintage, yet all the elements are in the right place. The dark cherry and plum flavors are quite attractive. This is a nicely done and promising Pauillac, even if the tannins could use a bit more polish. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

88-90

88-90

The 2015 Haut Bages Liberal is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot that is matured in 40% new French oak over a 16-month period. It has a slightly chalky bouquet, tight-knit and conservative, but that is the usual style of this Pauillac cru en barriques. The palate is medium-bodied with solid tannin. This is an edgy Pauillac that is nicely focused, although I would have liked to have seen more substance towards the finish to balance the slightly obdurate tannins. This was one Pauillac cru that feels challenged by the September storms. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2038

92-93

92-93

This really grows in the palate and shows a deep tannin structure and richness. Full and powerful. Slightly hollow mid-palate but should fill in nicely. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

89-92

89-92

This has solid grip, with dark currant and blackberry fruit backed by lots of tobacco and bramble hints. Turns a touch taut in the end, but there’s good energy here. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

16

16

Bright crimson. Hint of wood shavings on the nose and then rather aggressively sweet, gamey palate. Very chunky and unintegrated at the moment. Really quite awkward. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2034

90

90

Slightly lean and leafy fruit, but this wine is never on the plummy side. It already shows finesse and grip and will gain weight. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2021-2033

91

91

The tannins are a little firm at the moment, but this is only an eight month old Pauillac after all. There’s plenty of stuffing behind the wood: plum, blackberry and cassis with some liquorice and wood smoke. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2028



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Haut Bages Liberal 2015
+£29.00     (+10.18%) Latest price:  £314.00
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