2000 Haut Bages Liberal Ex-Chateau 2021

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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WS 92 VN 91 JL 90 WE 90
WS 92

Wine Spectator, January 2016

This is grippy and old-school in style, with a core of warmed fig and black currant paste flavors framed by ample charcoal and baker's chocolate notes, but this is well-integrated, and everything cruises nicely through a...
VN 91

Vinous, September 2021

The 2000 Haut Bages Libéral has a superior nose to the 2001, featuring intense black cherry fruit laced with truffle oil and crushed violets; it seems very youthful. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and...
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, December 2018

Just starting to drink well, this is a solid example of a classic Left Bank Bordeaux. Here you find crisp, bright, red fruits, some strictness in the tannins and all the cedar, forest leaf, cigar box, peppery herbs and...
WE 90

Wine Enthusiast, June 2003

This fifth growth is punching above its class under the control of Claire Villars-Lurton (whose family also runs Chasse-Spleen and La Gurgue). The wine is foursquare, rich and solid, filled with firm tannins.Blackcurrant...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2000
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.