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Ch. Haut-Bages Liberal 2018

$58.99

Description

(Pauillac) Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal, a classified growth property in arguably the greatest Cabernet appellation known on the planet, is nevertheless an under-rated and under-appreciated property that I watch with some interest. This year, the property has delivered a gem of a wine, and they have done so at a price that (in the rarefied world of classified growth Bordeaux) would seem to be embarrassingly low. Deliciously aromatic, this bottling reveals a hint of the up-front 2018 fruitiness, showing classic flavors of currant and blackberry, with notes of lead pencil shavings, leather, and earth. Importantly, the fruit lingers through the mid-palate and well onto the finish, somehow filling in that mid-palate gap. The result is a complete wine of great class, personality, and potential. The tannins strike me as perfectly judged, the fruit shows restraint and yet is abundant; and damn, they’ve done this at a price that also fills a gap for a lot of our customers who, like myself, love a good red Bordeaux, but who are unwilling to spend $80- $100 on a nice bottle. - Andy Hall

SKU:
100269
Case Pricing:
Buy by the case and save
Web Type:
Red Wine
Size:
750ml
Origin:
France
Varietal:
Bordeaux Blend
Ship:
No Ship
Staff Selection:
Staff Selection
Availability:
20

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