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The Story

Château Haut-Bages Libéral is a 5th Classified Growth in 1855. The vineyard spreads over 30 hectares and half of its area is located right next to Château Latour. The other part of the vineyard is on the plateau of Bages, South of Pauillac.

Pauillac is not a town rich in Classified Growths by chance. This exceptional terroir is a gift of nature. According to Claire Villars, no less than 90% of the work is done in the vineyard. The idea is to bring out the excellence of the terroir of Château Haut-Bages Liberal.

She has achieved the challenge of producing generous, elegant and powerful wines.

In her management of the vineyard, Claire Villars Lurton is directing her thoughts and practices towards sustainable and integrated vine growing. In 2010, an experiment in organic farming was conducted on some plots of merlot and in 2011, in biodynamic on cabernet sauvignon.

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Deep colour. Attractive blackcurrant dark cherry aromas with aniseed notes. Well concentrated supple wine with glossy dark berry fruits, fine chalky tannins and plenty of toasty oak, Finishes grainy firm with persistent freshness of line. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 92 points

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with distinct toasting aroma, dark chocolate and mocha, ripe blackberries and mulberries. On the palate well structured and balanced with good length. 93

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Ruby. Red berries, anise, vanilla, cassis, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins. Fresh, fruity, red berries, anise, elegant if leaner. One of few that disappoints somewhat in Pauillac this vintage. 90-92

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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Haut-Bages-Liberal 2016  ( Château Haut-Bages Libéral )

Deep colour. Attractive blackcurrant dark cherry aromas with aniseed notes. Well concentrated supple wine with glossy dark berry fruits, fine chalky tannins and plenty of toasty oak, Finishes grainy firm with persistent freshness of line. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 92 points

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Haut-Bages-Liberal 2016  ( Château Haut-Bages Libéral )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with distinct toasting aroma, dark chocolate and mocha, ripe blackberries and mulberries. On the palate well structured and balanced with good length. 93

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Haut-Bages-Liberal 2016  ( Château Haut-Bages Libéral )

Ruby. Red berries, anise, vanilla, cassis, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins. Fresh, fruity, red berries, anise, elegant if leaner. One of few that disappoints somewhat in Pauillac this vintage. 90-92

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