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Château Haut-Bages Liberal 2016

16-18°CRegion: BordeauxFrance

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
Size
 
65 JD 77 JDyou save 12 JD
 

A great wine from Pauillac, Château Haut Bages Libéral is a magnificent Cru Classé, probably one of the best and least known in the appellation. The 29-hectare property is superbly sited in the south of the Pauillac appellation between Château Latour and the 2 Pichons. The vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Merlot 17%, Petit Verdot 3%) lie on deep gravel beds over limestone.

The wines are matured in oak barriques (40% new) for 16-18 months. Since Claire Villars has been at the helm, the wines have become deeper in color and more concentrated, with notable depth of fruit. It is classified as a 5ème Cru Classé.

Tasting Notes

The color is dense and deep. The nose is precise and sumptuous. Aromas of red and black berries mingle with a minty touch. On the palate, the tannins are fine and coated with aromas of blackberry and raspberry. The palate is full and silky. A very long finish with an incredible depth.

Food Pairing

Game, Red meat and strong cheeses.

Awards

James Suckling 95 Points, Wine Enthusiast 93 Points, Wine Spectator 92 Points, Robert Parker 92 Points

Country: Bordeaux - France

 

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