Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2017, Pauillac
The color is very dark. The nose expresses delicate aromas of red and black berries with mineral and minted hints. On the palate, the wine is powerful, structured and elegant ; with some freshness. The final is long and pure and reveals vintage with a nice balance.
The name of Chateau 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 Chateau Latour and the other half behind Chateau 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, 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 Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal 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.