Wine Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal, Grand Cru Classe Pauillac AOC, 2012
The wine is dark garnet color.
The wine has a rich, well-structured, balanced taste with rich tones of juicy red and black fruit and a spectacular finish.
The rich aroma of the wine is filled with notes of black fruits, plums, hints of herbs and spices.
Wine Recommended to mushroom dishes, red meat, especially - braised veal, steaks and meats, as well as aged cheeses.
Chateau Haut-Bages liberals - the main eponymous wine industry. In the famous classification of Bordeaux wines in 1855 it was awarded the title of the fifth class of wine. The wine is created from grapes Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on clay, gravel and limestone soils. Berry wine is harvested by hand from vines 35 years of age. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature for 18-24 days. Wine kept for 16 months in oak barrels, 40% of which - new. Before bottling the wine is clarified using egg whites. Potential development of wine - up to 30 years.
2006 was marked by mostly dry and hot weather. Merlot, flavoring wine roundness and fruit were collected in the period from 14 September to 21 October. But the Cabernet Sauvignon, which reached an excellent maturity and rich tannins, collected from September 25 to October 6. Vintage 2006 with a rich fruity-spicy aroma and a rich, fruity flavor impressively recommend drinking in 2015, wine storage capacity of up to 30 years.
Chateau Haut Bages Liberal has a compound name, "O-Bages" means that the farm is located on the hills near the village of Bages, Pauillac and between St. Julien. Liberal - surname of the family who founded the farm in the XVIII century. These lands are often replaced the master, and in the first half of the XX century mansion turned into ruins. But when in 1982 the estate went to Jacques Merlot, Chasse-Spleen owner, this transaction was truly happy buying. Being the biggest names in the estuary of the Gironde, Chateau Haut Bages Liberal is adjacent to the famous Château Latour. The first vintage of 1982 proved that the wine Chateau Haut Bages Liberal ready to compete with the elite wines of the region. The total area of vineyards - 28 hectares, the average age of the vines - 30 years. The vineyards are planted with 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% - Merlot and 3% - Petit Verdot. The main wine is called "Chateau Haut Bages Liberal", the second wine - "Chapelle de Bages".