Chateau Haut-Bages Libéral


Chateau Haut-Bages Libéral
One of the purest Pauillac wines of its appellation that should have much better worldwide recognition, but that only means we get to buy this wine at a fraction of what we think it's worth.

A buidynamically farmed Fifth Growth in Pauillac

It is one of the couple’s three Classified Growths in the Médoc with biodynamic certification, along with Château Durfort-Vivens and Château Ferrière. The 30-hectare property sits next door to Château Latour; the two are the only Pauillac estates with parcels of limestone soils, thought to lend elegance and finesse in a commune often known for power. The vineyard is planted to a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by Merlot.

Though it has a long history, Haut-Bages Libéral has come into its own since 2000, when Claire came on board after the tragic death of her parents. Under her leadership, the property is making perhaps its best-ever wines. In the cellar, Claire works with some striking diamond-shaped amphorae, made from Limoges porcelain.

Chateau Haut-Bages Libéral

Chateau Haut-Bages-Libéral


Offering up aromas of wild berries, cassis, licorice, rose petals and sweet soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and seamless palate, its powdery structuring tannins hidden in an ample core of lively, succulent fruit.
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Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2019
Ready, but will improve