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Château Haut-Bages Libéral Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2011
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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A dark red colored wine; spicy, toasted and leather and wild aromas; good balance between tannin and fruit, full bodied, silky.
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Lively, with good lift and floral aromatics followed by a fresh mix of red cherry, black cherry, red currant and black currant. Nice tarry edge creeps in on the finish.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Haut Bages Liberal 1500ml
60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. From a 30-hectare estate located next to Chateau Latour. Aged in 40% new French oak. Deep ruby in color, with a bouquet of red and black fruits and a spicy, peppery profile. The palate offers plum, cassis, red r... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Haut Bages Liberal 6000ml
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The resulting wine has both the power and the elegance. The tannins are ripe and silky on the palate. A very nice balance. We can classify this vintage among the classic ones.
Notes: 40% of new french oak. Ageing during 16 months.
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