Chateau Haut Bages Liberal - Pauillac - red - 2007 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“The 2007 vintage has given elegant wines with cabernet sauvignon of high quality. The wine shows some red and black berries fruits. A nice structure and freshness. The tannins are getting mellow."OUR NOTES
The LIBERAL family had run the estate since the early XVIII th century. Then as wine brokers from father to son, they would sell most of the crops to the Netherlands and Belgium. Thanks to their name being next to that of the place, they were often invited to sit at the round tables of the political parties by the same name all over the world.
As time passed, those fine connoisseurs of wine collected the best soils of the Pauillac area. That is why half of the vineyard of this 1855 fifth classified growth is next to Château Latour and the other half is behind Château Pichon Baron, located on the higher part of the place called « Bages », a large plateau south of Pauillac.
This beautiful vineyard found a new youth in 1960 when the Cruse family, the owner at the time of Château Pontet-Canet - also a fifth classified growth - purchased the estate and launched a vast program of replanting the vines.
But it is not until the arrival of the Villars-Merlaut family in 1982 that Château Haut-Bages Liberal came back into its former splendor. Jacques Merlaut and his family already owned Château Chasse Spleen and château La Gurgue.
At the demise of her parents, Claire Villars took over and since 2000 - when the various estates were shared among the members of the family - she has fully been in charge of the estate as well as Château Ferrière and Château La Gurgue.
From : France , Bordeaux, Pauillac
Color : Red
Vineyard : 30 hectaresGrape varieties : 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot