Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal

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SKU
HABA-LIBE-2000
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Product Name Qty
HABA-LIBE-2000-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml
£35.00
HABA-LIBE-2000-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£210.00
One of the best examples I have recently tasted from this estate.
  •   Bordeaux, France
  •   Smooth Red
  •   Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  •   2000

The property was acquired in 1960 by the Cruse family, who own Chateau Pontet Canet, they replated the vineyard and have returned Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal to its former glory. Today, the property is run by Claire Villars Lurton, who manges the winemaking in a sustrainable way. This 5th Classified Growth shares land next to Château Latour and behind Château Pichon Baron, so no wonder it producers impeccable wines, yet at a fraction of the price of the Chateau around them. 

"2000 is a success with a very dense color and both tannic and full mouth. It is perfectly balanced without excessive harshness and with a very nice fruity freshness. The vintage is one of the great vintages of the late twentieth century." Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal 

"One of the best examples I have recently tasted from this estate, the saturated blue/purple Haut-Bages Liberal offers up notes of incense, licorice, pepper, and cassis. In the mouth, it is fat, juicy, with a certain succulence, low acidity, and ripe tannin. This may be the best wine produced by this estate in many a year. In spite of its precocious showing in my tastings, the wine actually needs 2-3 years of cellaring." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2000
  Country France
  Region Bordeaux
  Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Smooth Red
  Oak Strongly Oaked
  Drinkability Drink now
  Sweetness Dry
  Food Match Cheese - Chèvre/Goats Cheese, Fowl - Slow Roasted Duck, Indulgence - Truffles, Red Meat - Beef bourguignon, Red Meat - Cassoulet
  Abv 13%