Haut Bages Liberal 2002
Tasted blind at Farr's 2002 Bordeaux tasting. This has superb definition and purity on the nose: raspberry, wild strawberry, a touch of violet and graphite. The palate is medium-bodied, firm tannins, smoke and graphite, nice poise and length with a hint of bitter cherry on the aftertaste. This surpasses the limitations of the growing season and vindicates my positive appraisal in barrel. Joyous! Tasted October 2009.
|Score: 92||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, October 2009|
Drink 2010-17 Sweet and a little jagged with some bone dry, leafy elements. Very dry end. Serious stuff with a hint of buckwheat.
|Score: 16||Jancis Robinson MW, Farr Tasting, October 2009|
|Score: 14.7||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, October 2009|
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