2005 Haut Bages Liberal Ex-Chateau 2021

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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WE 94 WS 93 VN 91 JL 90 WA 90
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, June 2006

(92-94 points) Very opulent, generous and rich. It shows all the glories of the vintage, with huge but sufficiently restrained fruit, and exuberant tannins. ROGER VOSS
WS 93

Wine Spectator, March 2008

Very aromatic, showing blackberry and currant aromas, with some licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a rich, decadent, fruity finish. Caresses the palate. Stylish and opulent. Best after 2011. 10,000 cases...
VN 91

Vinous, April 2021

The 2005 Haut-Bages Libéral is a very young Pauillac that is just beginning to show the first signals of aromatic opening. Sweet dried cherry, mint, spice, licorice and dried flowers all grace this mid-weight Pauillac...
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2015

The nose pops with cassis, tobacco and cedar chest notes. With an hour of air, the tannins soften and the cassis and leafy, green olive laden finish comes though nicely. The wine is correct, but finishes short. This...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015

The 2005 Haut-Bages Libéral offers loads of blackcurrant fruit, licorice, spice and forest floor. It is medium to full-bodied, with supple tannin and an expansive, textured mouthfeel and finish. Drink it over the next...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2005
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Ladies and gentlemen, gather round as I present to you the exquisite 2005 Haut Bages Liberal Ex-Chateau. This Bordeaux Blend is a true gem from the renowned Pauillac region in Bordeaux, France. As you feast your eyes upon the bottle, you'll be captivated by its deep red color and the elegance it exudes.

On the nose, this wine presents a symphony of scents that will transport you to the heart of the vineyard. The intoxicating aroma of cassis fills the air, accompanied by hints of tobacco and cedar chest notes. With a bit of patience and an hour of decanting, the tannins soften, and the fragrance truly blossoms. Leafy and green olive undertones dance on the palate, leaving a lasting impression.

The 2005 Haut Bages Liberal is a wine of impeccable taste, but it does finish a touch shorter than one might hope. Do not be discouraged, for this beauty is still in its prime. Its classically firm style suggests that it will only improve with age, so lay it down for another 5 years and be rewarded with an even more exceptional experience.

But don't just take my word for it. Esteemed wine critics have also lauded this wine. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 90, praising its abundance of blackcurrant fruit, licorice, and spice, along with its supple tannins and textured mouthfeel. Wine Spectator bestowed upon it an impressive 93 points, highlighting its intoxicating aromas of blackberry, currant, and licorice, as well as its silky tannins and decadent, fruity finish.

The 2005 Haut Bages Liberal is a true testament to the glory of the vintage. With its opulent, generous, and rich character, it showcases the very best of what Bordeaux has to offer. This wine is a must-have for any discerning connoisseur and will undoubtedly bring joy and satisfaction to your palate. So, indulge yourself in this remarkable creation and let its splendor unfold sip by sip.