2015 Chateau Haut-Bages-Liberal Pauillac
Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal is a Classified 5th Growth produced in Pauillac. The average vine is 35 years old, and planted on gravel from the Garonne and a limestone-clay subsoil. Aging is a 16 month process that occurs in wooden barrels, using 40% new barrels. Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal 2015 is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot.
The vintage has personality and relief. The nose is lively and complex. There are aromas of red and black fruits, white truffles and grilled cocoa. On the palate, the tannins still need time to soften but its freshness, minerality and fruitiness make the vintage very pleasant to drink. As well as its roundness and smoothness.
James Suckling - “Plenty of spicy, savory oak influence comes to the fore above a vibrant array of cassis, blackberries and plums. The palate has rich and powerful tannins that roll sturdy and long, carrying plenty of deep cherry and plum flavors. Filled out nicely, but still more to come. Try from 2022.”
Wine Enthusiast - “This is one of the three biodynamic estates that are owned by Gonzague and Claire Lurton. The wine is generous while also firmly structured in the style of this property. A dense, dry core surrounded by blackberry and black-currant fruit promises great things. It finishes clean, clear and crisp. Drink from 2024.
Vinous - "The 2015 Haut-Bages Libéral is a bold, direct wine with lovely fruit intensity, good structure and fine overall balance. Today, the 2015 is quite closed in on itself, but there is good depth and persistence through the mid-palate and into the finish. It will be interesting to see if the 2015 acquires a bit more nuance and finesse over the coming years."
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