Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2005 (4/5)


Integrity5
Balance4
Complexity3.5
Persistence4
Hedonism3.5

Notes: It appears deep ruby/garnet with good legs. On the nose it's clean offering medium intensity notes of blackcurrants, herbs (thyme), coffee and leather. Not super complex. On the palate is dry, with med+ acidity, med+ tannins, med+ alcohol, med+ body with very good flavour intensity but a bit thin on the mid palate. Med+ finish.
Good honest Pauillac, Drink Now but will keep going and still evolving for a couple of decades, Premium Price. 71 % Cabernet Sauvignon 29 % Merlot, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France.   


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