Haut-Bages Libéral, a Grand Cru Classé Pauillac, takes its name from the Bages plateau where part of its wines are located, and also from its first known owners, the Libéral family.The vines are planted on a truly excellent vineyard site which has been consolidated since the early 18th century from among the finest land in Pauillac. Haut-Bages Libéral's largest vineyard plot borders on Château Latour, the rest adjoins Château Pichon Baron Longueville, among other illustrious neighbours. The estate was acquired by the Cruse family in 1960, and then by the Villars family in 1983.The winemaking facilities were entirely renovated and modernised, and the replanted vines have since reached maturity. Haut-Bages Libéral is a full-bodied wine, both elegant and powerful. It has become quite famous for its fine balance and concentration.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Haut Bages Liberal has a slightly subdued bouquet at the moment: black fruit with woodland and cedar aromas, though I feel that vis-a-vis its peers, it needs more fruit to come through. The palate is better with redcurrant and cranberry, edgy in the mouth with slightly dry tannin on the finish. Saline on the finish, this is a decent Haut Bages Liberal, though it needs to knit together and gain more persistence in the mouth.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU HAUT BAGES LIBERAL 33460 MARGAUX FRANCE|
|Classification||5e cru classe|
|Producer||Château Haut-Bages Libéral|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 16
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 89-92
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot