Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2001 (review)

89 points

Pauillac, Bordeaux. 5th growth.

A half bottle, more developed than a full bottle tried last year that was quite elemental (and robust, agressive even). This is fine, and fragrant, with rich black current fruit. Concentrated and quite elegant for a young wine. Well balanced acidity and tannin. A fine example of the quality of the 2001 vintage (which is still selling at substantially cheaper than 2000 or 2003).

Youthful, with the French oak not yet integrated, but well handled. A very enjoyable wine with food.

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