Château Haut-Bages Libéral Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$59.95

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... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Austin Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

Still far too young. Earth and graphite. Tomato leaf. Burly tannin. I have one more and will let it sleep for a decade.

Still far too young. Earth and graphite. Tomato leaf. Burly tannin. I have one more and will let it sleep for a decade.

8.9

Richard Bagnall-Smith

From Tuggy. £45 reduced from £56. Smooth and delicious but slight vinegar aftertaste probably from strong tannins

From Tuggy. £45 reduced from £56. Smooth and delicious but slight vinegar aftertaste probably from strong tannins

9.0

Willem Booij

Worth waiting for, this is classic Bordeaux and the wine is alive and kicking. The tannins are finally softened and smooth, the wine is perfect in balance. Love it!

Worth waiting for, this is classic Bordeaux and the wine is alive and kicking. The tannins are finally softened and smooth, the wine is perfect in balance. Love it!

9.2

Sylvain Rhainds

2005

2005

9.0

Scott Petrus

Very nice wine. A hint of cork taint blew off as this baby sat. Cedar, graphite, coffee and cigar box. I would have mistaken this for an ‘09 as the tannins were still firm.

Very nice wine. A hint of cork taint blew off as this baby sat. Cedar, graphite, coffee and cigar box. I would have mistaken this for an ‘09 as the tannins were still firm.

9.3

Ted Corvey

Was shocked at youthful this still is. Delicious as is, but certainly opened up. Despite its still vibrant tannins, your palate was ensconced by a velvety mouth feel that really only aged Bordeaux can provide. Currant, cedar, tobacco leaf, graphite, and dark chocolate notes. A perfect companion to follow a rich white at an impromptu tasting. Thanks @Scott Petrus!

Was shocked at youthful this still is. Delicious as is, but certainly opened up. Despite its still vibrant tannins, your palate was ensconced by a velvety mouth feel that really only aged Bordeaux can provide. Currant, cedar, tobacco leaf, graphite, and dark chocolate notes. A perfect companion to follow a rich white at an impromptu tasting. Thanks @Scott Petrus!

9.2

Manish Rajguru

Working great with our food

Working great with our food

9.0

Willem Booij

Finally it's smooth velvety and delicious. Patience is a art

Finally it's smooth velvety and delicious. Patience is a art

9.2

Chris A

Hauntingly good - could use more time to sleep but a very nice (surprisingly) fruity Bordeaux - well structured, mature body that will get even better with age. As it is now: bold, yet easy to drink with a tobacco ish finish.

Hauntingly good - could use more time to sleep but a very nice (surprisingly) fruity Bordeaux - well structured, mature body that will get even better with age. As it is now: bold, yet easy to drink with a tobacco ish finish.

9.1

Jen

Well balanced considering it's still a bit young. Soft tannins.

Well balanced considering it's still a bit young. Soft tannins.

9.1

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