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Château Haut-Bages Libéral Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2008
The name of Château Haut-Bages Liberal has two roots. The LIBERAL family ran the property in the early eighteenth century. Brokers from father to son, they sold the harvest in the Netherlands and Belgium. Their name adjoining to the topographical designation, earned them to be invited worldwide to the table of political parties of the same name. Over time, these connoisseurs gathered the best soils of Pauillac. Thus, this 5th Classified Growth in 1855 now has half of its vineyards adjacent to Château Latour and the other half behind Château Pichon Baron, on the heights of the locality "Bages", a large plateau in the south of Pauillac. The property would regain his youth when, in 1960, the Cruse family, owner of Château Pontet Canet, another 5th Classified Growth in Pauillac, acquired the property. The Cruse would launch an extensive program of replanting the vineyard. However, it was in 1983 at the arrival of the Villars family that Château Haut-Bages Libéral really recovered its former glory. Today, the property is run by Claire VILLARS LURTON. She undertook an overhaul of the tool of winemaking and she directs the vineyard management to a sustainable viticulture.
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External Reviews for Château Haut-Bages Libéral Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
Cabernet sauvignon dominates here with the balance of merlot and petit verdot. The vineyard sits on deep Garonne gravel, very close to the Gironde Estuary. Mild olive and licorice aromas on the nose lead to cassis, coffee and cola-mineral notes. The ... Neil Mechanic. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Haut Bages Liberal 750ml
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Haut Bages Liberal 750ml
The nose was rather closed at this time, but spice plum and raspberry jam aromas are present. Decent weight and body, but unquestionably green and tannic with a tart, clipped finish full of gritty tannin. John Perry. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Haut Bages Liberal 750ml
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The 2008 vintage is characterized by its red and black berries aromas but also minerality and cedar. The nose and the mouth show some freshness. A nive balance with fine tannins. Slightly peppery and hint of clove . The tannins are wrapped and elegant. The wine has a remarkable freshness.
Notes: 40% of new french oak. Ageing during 16 months.
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