2008 Haut-Bages-Libéral Pauillac
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon|
The moment we tasted Ch. Haut-Bages Libéral we were blown away by itssheer class and star quality. Having tasted in Pauillac all day, this was likea breath of fresh air and was, by a mile, the first wine to make our list ofTop 10 Value wines to buy. With a beautiful mix of red and black fruit, thiswas complex, intense and powerful with a classic cedar nose, fine eleganttannins and chocolate complexity. Rounded off by a lovely juicy finish andsmooth fruit, this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot remains oneof our favourite wines of the vintage.
SJancis review: Very dark but healthy. Smells a bit like a Dão - something vaguelygoaty! Sumptuous fruit and texture - black berries - what a lot ofwork has gone into this super-polished wine. Well done! Lots of interest butmaybe could do with very slightly more freshness for an even higher score.Certainly makes a statement... Big and dense.(Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - Apr 09)
User Tasting Note
Michael GerardCS 80%, MER 17%, petit Verdot 3%