Château Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2012

$35.69

SKU 649185002210

750ml

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The nose is complex with notes of cassis, smoky and a hint of cedar. The mouth is also fruity with a slightly spicy touch and show an admirable roundness. An expressive, voluptuous wine with fine, freshness, and a beautiful aromatic persistence. This 2012 vintage is a pretty nice classic of Château Haut‐Bages Libéral.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château Haut Bages Liberal
  • we93-95

Wine EnthusiastBarrel sample. Concentration is the name of the game with this dark and intense wine. It has power and a structure that is finely tannic and dusty, with bright fruits suspended within. The aftertaste shows fine, bright acidity.

Roger Voss, April 11, 2013
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorThis has a solid core of plum and blackberry coulis flavors that melds with the roasted alder and tobacco notes. The lively iron edge is well-buried on the finish, showing good flesh from start to end. Best from 2016 through 2022. 10,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2015
  • wa86-88

Wine AdvocateDespite a slightly pinched, narrow mid-palate, the 2012 Haut Bages Liberal has turned out to be reasonably attractive. Medium-bodied and elegant with notes of plums, black currants, cassis, cedar wood and underbrush, it is a well-made, pure effort to drink over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, April 2013