(2012 Vintage) Dress Haut-Bages Liberal is dark and aromas of cedar and beautiful woodland. The mouth is full, spicy, all in power. A small miracle to be confirmed in bottle.
last bottle -- twenty -- 2010 vintage -- Big Boy 6A -- 020 -- Park Royal March2013 $69.00?-- Bordeaux -- 92 points, Robert Parker, "One of the best efforts from this estate since the 1982, this wine remains fairly priced. It exhibits ripe blue and black fruits, a dense plum/purple color, good acidity buttressing a remarkably rich, fleshy, sumptuous texture, and oodles of smoky black currant and blueberry fruit. Ripe, heady and rich, this wine will probably benefit from 2-5 years of cellaring despite its precociousness and keep for two decades. -- Decanter, "Well-extracted ripe cassis fruit both briary and rich, good fragrance and purity, structure and length, right up with its 5th growth peers. Drink '017 thru '028" -- 91 points, Wine Enthusiast said, "The wine from this chateau, whose vines touch those of Latour, is solid and dense, with a sense of severity that is often the hallmark of this fifth growth. It is dark and the fruits whisper in the distance" -- 90 points Wine Spectator said, "Dark in profile and rather stolid, with a beam of currant, plum and fig allied to a prominent iron shaft that clamps down on the charcoal-textured finish. Showing rather austerely today, but has the length and cut to develop in the cellar. Best from '015 through '025. " --92 points, James Suckling, "A balanced young wine, with smoky, blackberry and chewy aromas and flavors. Full and velvety, with a fresh finish" --
Ripe blue/black fruits, dense plum/purple color. Good acidity. Rich, smoky black currant and blueberry. Cellar 2-5 yrs or 20 yes. 72%CS, 22% Merlot. Smooth and silky.