Château Haut-Bages Libéral Pauillac Grand Cru Classé AOC

One of the few Bordeaux châteaux with three words in their name, Château Haut Bages Liberal came across its unusual moniker for very simple reasons: the property is situated on the hills of Bages, a tiny area between Pauillac and St. Julien. Liberal is the name of the family that owned the chateau during the 18th century.
Today Chateau Haut Bages Liberal is run by Claire Villars-Lurton, the wife of Gonzague Lurton, the owner of Chateau Durfort Vivens located in the Margaux appellation.

The vineyard is widely dispersed in the appellation, as they have parcels located in several different sites in Pauillac, with their best terroir being situated on one of the better elevations in the entire Pauillac appellation. They have vines not far from Chateau Latour in St. Lambert, as well as parcels on the plateau of Bages.
Currently, the vineyards are farmed using self sustaining techniques and certified as organic and biodynamic in 2019.

For more info, visit Château Haut-Bages Libéral website.

VARIETALS
71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot

VINTAGE 
2014

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13.5%

APPEARANCE
Deep red brick color.

NOSE
The nose is lively and complex. There are aromas of red and black fruits but also white truffle and roasted cocoa.

PALATE
In the mouth, the tannins are present and will need a few years to soften, but the maturity of these makes it already pleasant and balanced.
The typical style is present with a silky, creamy structure, mixing with a beautiful fruity and mineral freshness.

AGEING
In barrels for 16 months (40% new).

PAIRING
Goulash with peppers, crispy roast duck or Asian beef salad.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
At its best between 7 and 25 years of cellar.

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95pts

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17pts

4.0

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