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Château Haut-Bages Monpelou

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2023
90
Savory red fruits show as soon as you begin swirling this medium-bodied, classical-styled, forward, round, lighter-styled Pauillac, with a bright, spicy endnote. Give it a year or two of aging, and enjoy it for the next 12 years or more. Drink from 2027-2040. 89-91 Pts.

Savory red fruits show as soon as you begin swirling this medium-bodied, classical-styled, forward, round, lighter-styled Pauillac, with a bright, spicy endnote. Give it a year or two of aging, and enjoy it for the next 12 years or more. Drink from 2027-2040. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
91
Black fruit, lead pencil, blackberries, and floral notes open the wine. On the palate, the wine is sweet, ripe, forward, and fruity with ripe, chewy tannins, making this a pleasure to taste early in life. Drink from 2026-2040. 90-92 Pts.

Black fruit, lead pencil, blackberries, and floral notes open the wine. On the palate, the wine is sweet, ripe, forward, and fruity with ripe, chewy tannins, making this a pleasure to taste early in life. Drink from 2026-2040. 90-92 Pts.

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2021
90
Bright, savory, crisp and crunchy, there is a nice sweetness to the dark, chewy red fruits on the palate along with a touch of oak, spice and tobacco leaf as well to provide complexity. The wine blends 71% Cabernet Sauvignon with 29% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2039. 89-91

Bright, savory, crisp and crunchy, there is a nice sweetness to the dark, chewy red fruits on the palate along with a touch of oak, spice and tobacco leaf as well to provide complexity. The wine blends 71% Cabernet Sauvignon with 29% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2039. 89-91

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2020
90
Cedar, cigar box and black currants are found at this core of this medium-bodied wine. The wine is fresh, polished and soft, with a cool touch of salt that comes in on the end note along with its sweet currants and spice. Drink from 2023-2035.

Cedar, cigar box and black currants are found at this core of this medium-bodied wine. The wine is fresh, polished and soft, with a cool touch of salt that comes in on the end note along with its sweet currants and spice. Drink from 2023-2035.

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Savory, bright red currants with accents of underbrush, spice, cassis and cedar dominate the wine. Medium-bodied, crisp and savory, the finish is firm, fruity and already easy to drink. 89-91 Pts

Savory, bright red currants with accents of underbrush, spice, cassis and cedar dominate the wine. Medium-bodied, crisp and savory, the finish is firm, fruity and already easy to drink. 89-91 Pts

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2019
90
Fresh, crisp, bright red fruits with a nice crunch along with a touch of spice and tobacco leaf form the core of this wine. On the palate, the cassis is pure, lifted and long, with a touch of ripe, cranberry and herbs finishes everything off nicely. Drink from 2025-2039.

Fresh, crisp, bright red fruits with a nice crunch along with a touch of spice and tobacco leaf form the core of this wine. On the palate, the cassis is pure, lifted and long, with a touch of ripe, cranberry and herbs finishes everything off nicely. Drink from 2025-2039.

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Forward, fresh and juicy with a concentration of freshness, fruit and refinement I have not seen here before. The cassis is pure, lifted and long, with nuances of tobacco, earth and cigar box. This is going to a very fine, well-priced Pauillac with just 5 years or so in the cellar. 89-91 Pts

Forward, fresh and juicy with a concentration of freshness, fruit and refinement I have not seen here before. The cassis is pure, lifted and long, with nuances of tobacco, earth and cigar box. This is going to a very fine, well-priced Pauillac with just 5 years or so in the cellar. 89-91 Pts

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2018
90
Crisp, chewy, ripe, juicy, with tobacco leaf, cedar and red currants on the nose and classically styled palate. This is probably the finest Haut-Bages Monpelou ever produced.

Crisp, chewy, ripe, juicy, with tobacco leaf, cedar and red currants on the nose and classically styled palate. This is probably the finest Haut-Bages Monpelou ever produced.

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2017
85
A forward, easy drinking, soft, uncomplicated, medium-bodied pleasure from Pauillac meant for early drinking.

A forward, easy drinking, soft, uncomplicated, medium-bodied pleasure from Pauillac meant for early drinking.

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2016
86
Straight forward, easy to understand, medium bodied with juicy cassis, spice and freshness. You can drink this on release or age it a bit.

Straight forward, easy to understand, medium bodied with juicy cassis, spice and freshness. You can drink this on release or age it a bit.

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2015
86
Easy drinking, medium bodied, cassis filled wine with cedar, forest floor and tobacco notes to round things out.

Easy drinking, medium bodied, cassis filled wine with cedar, forest floor and tobacco notes to round things out.

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A straight shot of cassis into this lean wine will not need much, if any, time in the cellar before popping the cork. 82 - 84 Pts

A straight shot of cassis into this lean wine will not need much, if any, time in the cellar before popping the cork. 82 - 84 Pts

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