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Château Haut-Bages Libéral 2016
5th Classified Growth in 1855
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Château Haut-Bages Libéral
The Château Haut-Bages Libéral enjoys a prime geographical position, located on the banks of the Garonne River on the Bages plateau south of the Pauillac appellation. The property was long administered by the Liberal family from the beginning of the 18th century, and has long produced wines renowned for their quality thanks to its great terroir that it shares with prestigious neighbors such as Château Latour or Château Pichon Baron.
The Château Haut-Bages Libéral will be named Fifth Grand Cru Classé during the famous 1855 classification for the Paris World's Fair.
The Lurton family acquired it in 1982, with Claire Villars-Lurton at the helm since 1992. Starting in 2007, she began a conversion of the property to biodynamics, agroecology and agroforestry. Today, Château Haut-Bages Libéral is a reference in the vineyard of Bordeaux, being certified in organic farming since 2019 and in the process of conversion to biodynamics.
The Château Haut-Bages Libéral is based on a 30-hectare vineyard planted on soils of gravelly clay and deep gravel. The grape varieties are 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. The wines are aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, of which the proportion of new wood is about 40%.
The property produces a Second wine, La Chapelle de Haut-Bages Liberal, as well as since 2020 a natural organic and no-sulfur-added cuvée named Ceres, from plots of Merlot conducted in agroecology and agroforestry.
The Château Haut-Bages Libéral produces expressive, powerful and refined wines, where passion and respect for the environment are reflected with the purity of fruity aromas.
Description Château Haut-Bages Libéral 2016.
Level: very slightly low