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2010 La Fleur de Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac Bordeaux

2010 La Fleur de Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac Bordeaux


The lowest end wine from a world class estate, I played with this one a while before determining that it was ok for its $26.99 price tag at Costco. This wine is a huge tease toward their higher end wines.  You can taste something great in the wine, but it’s a little held back.  Still a decent buy though.

Nose smells like a top notch Bordeaux, a little spice, cedar and earth.  On the palate the wine is perfect; young and juicy.  Tannins are softer than I expected for something so young.  The flavor could have been a bit stronger and the finish as well.  It’s smooth and clean, but doesn’t leave enough lingering to have the type of impact you typcially get from Pauillacs.

Still a fair price tag on a good wine.  You don’t find many Pauillac Bordeaux for this low of price, so here’s an easy way in. Rating: 87 Points
Costco item number: 564623