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Château Haut-Bages Libéral Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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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Château Haut-Bages Libéral:
When the Chateau came on the market in 1982, the great names of the Medoc region fought to buy it. The owners of Chasse Spleen were to become the proud owners. Their first vintage was a success, in no way hindered by the fact that 1982 was an exceptional year for Medoc wines. Since then, the quality of the work carried out by the wining team has not slackened and the wine they produce is becomi... Read more
When the Chateau came on the market in 1982, the great names of the Medoc region fought to buy it. The owners of Chasse Spleen were to become the proud owners. Their first vintage was a success, in no way hindered by the fact that 1982 was an exceptional year for Medoc wines. Since then, the quality of the work carried out by the wining team has not slackened and the wine they produce is becoming more and more popular with journalists and professionals of the wine world. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Haut-Bages Libéral Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

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Snooth User: feadog
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3.50 5
10/11/2011

Young and slightly closed, classic Bordeaux attributes like cassis, cedarwood and fresh tobacco. Pretty balanced and complex with good tannic bite.


Snooth User: drsint
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2.50 5
02/17/2011

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Haut-Bages Libéral Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/07/2011

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/22/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Haut Bages Liberal 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/24/2009

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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11/12/2013

Tiefes Rubinrot mit lila Farbreflexen, süsser Duft von Crème de Cassis, Lakritze, Tapenade und Gewürzen. Der Gaumen besticht durch eine Mittel- bis Vollmundigkeit. Mit seidigen Tanninen und wenig Säure ein ausdrucksstarker Wein.



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Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 40% of new french oak. Ageing during 16 months.


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