The 2016 Chateau Haut Bages Liberal wine has turned out beautifully. Rose petals, lavender and sweet red cherry are some of the notes that grace this fine, translucent Pauillac wine. This Chateau Haut Bages Liberal wine has a medium in body and precise, with exquisite finesse and nuance, the 2016 is incredibly expressive today. This 2016 Chateau Haut-Bages Libéral is a fabulous showing from proprietor Claire Villars Lurton. You would not describe this as a potentially exciting Pauillac, but I suspect it will be delicious once in bottle. Drink this wine from 2025.
The Liberal family has headed Chateau Haut Bages Liberal since the beginning of the 18th century. Over time, these fine connoisseurs have brought together the best terroirs in Pauillac. This grand cru on the left bank of Bordeaux has been owned by the Villars family since 1983, who has restored Chateau Haut Bages Liberal to its former glory by undertaking a total reworking of their vinification tools and orienting their vineyard management towards sustainable viticulture.
95 points James Suckling
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