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Château-Haut-Bages-Liberal Pauillac 2009


SKU lichin


The 2009 vintage has a dark red color with shades of purple. The nose is already open with a lot of black and red fruits. The attack is clean. The mouth is powerful and has a good balance between the freshness, the fat and the tannins. The finish is pretty long. The high concentration of this vintage will allow a long ageing potential. 2009 has character and is a great vintage.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château-Haut-Bages-Liberal
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateProbably 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 to drink over the next 25+ years.

Robert Parker, December 20, 2011
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastAs so often, the wine is foursquare, tough and dark. It has powerful tannins with the weight of fruit well behind at this stage, structure to the front. It needs several years to come into balance.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2012
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorSinged 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. Drink now through 2020. 10,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012