Haut Bages Liberal 2005

Product Details

Vintage
2005
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pauillac

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

Pack Size Source You Buy Qty Action
6 x 1.5L BI Stock IB £420.00 1 cs

IB (In Bond): Price excludes UK duty & VAT | DP (Duty Paid): Price includes UK duty and excludes VAT

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
90

Wine Advocate April, 2008 This deep ruby/purple-colored 2005 is a classic Pauillac. A big, sweet kiss of road tar aromas interwoven with cedarwood, smoke, spice box, herbs, and black currants emerges from the glass of this unexpectedly precocious, up-front Pauillac. Fleshy, with medium to full body as well as good acidity and structure, it lacks complexity, but offers a generous mouthful of wine at a realistic price. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. Drink 2011-2031
-Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide No 7

This Pauillac, which is often under most consumers radar, has come through with a strong effort in 2005. It possesses a deep ruby/purple hue as well as aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, road tar, cedar, truffles, and licorice. Full-bodied and fleshy, with good acidity, a powerful, muscular mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and good structure as well as purity, it should hit its peak in 4-5 years and last for two decades. (90)

Neal Martin
90

The Haut Bages Liberal has a refined bouquet, timid at first but growing in confidence with dark berries, wild hedgerow, truffle and scorched earth. The palate is medium-bodied with a racy entry, crisp blackberry, graphite and bell pepper with a masculine, tannic, chalky-textured finish. It is a little rustic at the moment, but full of character. Tasted July 2011.

(93-94 pts)
A ripe vanillary nose with black cherries, cassis and violets. Good definition. Very elegant and sinewy on the palate with good weight. Very disjointed at the moment but I think everything is balanced and will taste much better after barrel maturation. Very fine. Tasted April 2006.

Wine Spectator
93

Very aromatic, showing blackberry and currant aromas, with some licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a rich, decadent, fruity finish. Caresses the palate. Stylish and opulent. Best after 2011.