2003 Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac
65 Ratings
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65 Ratings
2003 Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac

Wine Description

Dark in color, with intense aromas of crème de cassis, mineral and light vanilla. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated tannins and a long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Full, deep red. Musky aromas of redcurrant and game, with a slightly stewed quality. Then moderately ripe in the mouth, but lacking in fat and sweetness. I don't find a lot of mid-palate material here...

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Dark in color, with intense aromas of crème de cassis, mineral and light vanilla. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated tannins and a long finish.

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    Château Haut-Bages-Libéral (Pauillac) 2003: Good, youthful and fresh fruit on the nose, still with some nutty oak. Ripe and rounded fruit on the palate, and here we have ripe, supple, slightly meaty tannins nicely knitted into the fruit and texture that this wine possesses. A supple mouthfeel, firm fruit and a lovely style.

    over 3 years
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    Their 2003 is especially good, with a rich, dark colour, a pure black fruit nose and attractive, suave fruit with ripe tannins on the palate. This classy wine has an impeccable sense of balance, and would be an excellent choice for medium-term drinking.

    over 1 year
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    WS 91

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 09/01/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/20/2014
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07