2015 Haut Bages Liberal Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 94 WE 94 DC 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

Plenty of spicy, savory oak influence comes to the fore above a vibrant array of cassis, blackberries and plums. The palate has rich and powerful tannins that roll sturdy and long, carrying plenty of deep cherry and plum...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, February 2018

This is one of the three biodynamic estates that are owned by Gonzague and Claire Lurton. The wine is generous while also firmly structured in the style of this property. A dense, dry core surrounded by blackberry and...
DC 91

Decanter, November 2017

Soft, smooth, deep fruit on the nose, with the oak being used to good effect. There's a flush of intensity to the black fruits - this is a wine for those who like cassis, cedar and liquorice, all delivered with a punch...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Haut Bages Liberal is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed Pauillac region of Bordeaux, France. With its deep and intense red color, this wine is a true reflection of its terroir and the skill of its producer, Haut Bages Liberal.

Upon first glance, the wine captivates with its elegant label and classic cork closure, setting the stage for the sensory journey that awaits. On the nose, the wine reveals a symphony of aromas, with plenty of spicy, savory oak influence coming to the fore. Vibrant notes of cassis, blackberries, and plums dance alongside the oak, creating a harmonious bouquet.

The palate of the 2015 Haut Bages Liberal is a testament to the rich and powerful tannins that define this wine. The tannins roll sturdy and long, carrying with them deep cherry and plum flavors that envelop the senses. As the wine fills out on the palate, it becomes clear that there is still more to come, promising an even more rewarding experience with age. James Suckling, a renowned wine critic, awarded this wine an impressive score of 94, highlighting its potential for greatness.

Wine Enthusiast also praised this wine, noting its generosity and firm structure. The dense, dry core is surrounded by blackberry and black-currant fruit, offering a tantalizing taste of what is to come. The finish is clean, clear, and crisp, leaving a lasting impression.

Decanter magazine commended the 2015 Haut Bages Liberal for its soft, smooth, and deep fruit on the nose. The oak is seamlessly integrated, adding complexity and depth. This wine is perfect for those who appreciate cassis, cedar, and liquorice flavors, delivered with a punch. With 40% new oak and being in biodynamic conversion, this wine is a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship of Haut Bages Liberal.

In conclusion, the 2015 Haut Bages Liberal is a wine of exceptional quality and character. It embodies the essence of the Pauillac region and showcases the potential of Bordeaux blends. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.