Step into the world of Bordeaux with the exquisite 2000 Haut Bages Liberal Ex-Chateau 2021. This captivating red wine showcases the mastery of winemaking that Bordeaux is renowned for, offering a sensory experience that is both elegant and sophisticated.
With a deep, garnet-red color that hints at its maturity, this Bordeaux Blend is a true representation of the region's terroir. The nose is a symphony of aromas, with crisp, bright red fruits taking center stage. As you delve deeper, notes of cedar, forest leaf, and cigar box emerge, adding complexity and intrigue to the bouquet. Peppery herbs and a delightful interplay between sweet and tart red fruits complete the aromatic profile, promising a wine that is both nuanced and balanced.
On the palate, the 2000 Haut Bages Liberal reveals the classic characteristics of a Left Bank Bordeaux. Firm tannins provide structure and texture, while blackcurrant fruit flavors dance harmoniously with herbal undertones. The wine showcases a solid and foursquare style, demonstrating the skilled craftsmanship of Claire Villars-Lurton, who oversees this fifth growth gem.
This wine has received high praise from critics, further solidifying its exceptional quality. Jeff Leve awards it a commendable score of 90, describing it as a solid example of a classic Left Bank Bordeaux. Wine Enthusiast also lauds its remarkable performance, awarding it the same score and noting its richness, firm tannins, and serious style. Wine Spectator gives it an impressive score of 92, highlighting its grippy and old-school nature, with a core of fig and black currant flavors. Finally, Vinous awards it a score of 91, praising its superior nose, supple tannins, and aging potential.
With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this wine is a testament to the exceptional quality and craftsmanship that Bordeaux is renowned for. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for another 15-20 years, the 2000 Haut Bages Liberal Ex-Chateau 2021 promises to deliver pleasure and satisfaction with every sip. Indulge in the magic of Bordeaux and experience the artistry of this remarkable wine.