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Château Haut-Bages Libéral

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2018 Château Haut-Bages Libéral La Chapelle  (Pauillac) 87

Pretty core of red fruits in a forward, easy to like open, accessible style that could be enjoyed for lunch is a simple cafe. 87 Points

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2018 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 93

Medium/full-bodied, bright, lifted layers of sweet, juicy red currants pop up on the nose along with tobacco, cedar, cigar box and a light hint of oak. There is a brightness to the fruit in the mouth, chewy tannins and a crispness to the red berries that carries through from start to finish. 93 Points

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2017 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 89

Medium-bodied, forward, crisp, bright and fresh, with an herbal, peppery, cedary edge to its red fruits, give this some time in the cellar to develop. 89 Points

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2016 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 91

Lead pencil, cigar box, cedar and cassis give this a correct Pauillac profile. Medium bodied with polish to the tannins and round fruits in the finish, I really like the wine this year. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. 91 Points

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2015 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 87

Medium/full-bodied with a crisp, overly bright, red berry character, the wine mixes, cranberry and cassis, with leaf, olive, herbs, earth and tobacco. This is on the crisp and crunchy side of the red fruit range. 87 Points

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- Medium/full-bodied with a crunchy, red berry, earth and tobacco profile, this wine will be appreciated by fans of a more classic Pauillac production. 88 - 90 Pts

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2014 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 90

Bright, fresh, classically styled Pauillac, with a crisp, blackberry, dark red fruit character, with ample tobacco and cedar scents. Medium bodied, and slightly dusty in the red berry finish. 90 Points

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Licorice, black cherry, spice and oak, this wine is tannic, yet refined with a bright, piquant cassis finish. 88-90 89 Points

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2013 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 84

With a dusty, leafy nose, the wine is lean, herbal and focused on cranberry and cassis. 83-85 Pts

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2012 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 86

From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the medium bodied, red fruit dominated wine ends with a crisp, bright, dusty finish. 86 Points

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2011 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 88

Earth, cedar, black pepper and cassis, the wine is medium bodied, ending with bright kirsch flavors. 88- 90 Pts

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2010 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 91

Value and classified growths do not always go together, but they are paired in this wine. With ample cassis, blackberry, earth and hints of tobacco, the wine has some depth, body, freshness and fine tannins. From a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, give it a few hours of air, or 5-7 years before it opens and starts to show. 91 Points

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2009 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 90

From a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot, notes of tobacco, cassis, earth and leafy scents emerge. Medium bodied, with a hint of old school rusticity in the mid palate, the wine ends with a cassis filled finish. 90 Points

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2008 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 87

Light, bright and tight, the fruit is crisp, crunchy and on the way to acidic. With a strong lean to the sharp, red berry, cranberry side, I liked the nose better with its cedar and tobacco edge. Time in the cellar will help, but don't expect miracles. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. 87 Points

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2007 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 83

Light, bright, crisp red berries, cedar, peppery herbs and tobacco leaf notes with a crunchy, tart, cranberry and strawberry finish. Drink up as there is not much there. 83 Points

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2006 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 89

Value priced Pauillac that is developing nicely. The nose, with its cigar box, earth, tobacco, herb and cassis profile is a charmer. Medium bodied, firm, fresh and already starting to be fun to drink, give this another 4-6 years and it should be even better. 89 Points

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Medium bodied, tannic, slightly firm, but starting to open, it's not hard to find the cassis, earth and tobacco nose. There is a dusty quality to the texture in the herb, earth and black cherry finish. 89 Points

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2005 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 90

The nose pops with cassis, tobacco and cedar chest notes. With an hour of air, the tannins soften and the cassis and leafy, green olive laden finish comes though nicely. The wine is correct, but finishes short. This classically, firm styled wine is still quite young and should be better with another 5 years in the bottle. 90 Points

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Bright cassis, cedar wood, tobacco and cranberry opens to a medium/full bodied tannic wine that is bordering on the lean side. The tannins were harder than I last recalled. This is not fun to drink at the moment. It might improve with another 5-10 more years of bottle age. 89 Points

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Cedar, spice, cassis, licorice. black raspberry and tobacco aromas open the wine. With a medium/full body, this correctly made Pauillac needs another year or two to come around. 90 Points

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2004 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 90

Quite a surprise. This well-priced charmer serves up ripe cassis and black cherries with a medium bodied, refined, elegant, Pauillac character. 90 Points

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2003 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 90

Fully developed, medium-bodied, soft, round and loaded with ripe, dark, sweet red fruits, tobacco leaf, ash and cigar box notes. A touch of dryness in the finish accompanies the red fruits, herbs and earth. 90 Points

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2001 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 89

Fully developed, the wine is medium-bodied, with a bright, crisp, cherry and cranberry character on the nose and palate. This is accompanied by herbs, cedar, leaf and green pepper accents. This old-school classic, stoic Pauillac will probably please some tasters over others. 89 Points

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2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 90

Just starting to drink well, this is a solid example of a classic Left Bank Bordeaux. Here you find crisp, bright, red fruits, some strictness in the tannins and all the cedar, forest leaf, cigar box, peppery herbs and both, sweet with tart, red fruits. This should offer pleasure for another 15-20 years. 90 Points

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1996 Château Haut-Bages Libéral  (Pauillac) 90

Perhaps I do not taste enough of this classic Pauillac. I really liked the ripe cassis, smoke, tobacco and ripe black cherry, earthy nose. Rich, round and tasty, this value priced Pauillac wine is showing nicely. 90 Points

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