Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal
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.
"Unique character to this with mushroom, wet-earth, spice, and black-tea character on the nose and palate. It’s full and layered with chewy tannins that are plush and pure. Rose-bush and bark undertones to the fruit. Old merlot vines showing through! 72% cabernet sauvignon and 28% merlot. From biodynamically grown grapes. Demeter certification." 95-96 pts, James Suckling
"Pure and precise with plenty of energy and drive. Fruit evident on the nose and palate. Sufficient depth on the latter. Firm and minerally behind but the tannins are silky and refined. Pauillac of a caressing nature. This property continues to improve. Should be GV. (JL)" 17 pts, Jancis Robinson
"The 2020 Haut-Bages Libéral is a powerhouse in its first impression. Veins of bright mineral notes give the 2020 its textural feel and persistence. Bright red fruit, cedar, dried flowers, mint, spice and sweet tobacco. Time in the glass brings out very pretty floral notes that add finesse and considerable aromatic presence." Antonio Galloni, Vinous
|Custom Stock Status||Pre-Order|
|Duty Paid / In Bond||In Bond|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
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