Ch Haut Bages Liberal 2022
5e Grand Cru Classé
€ 45.98/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Neil Martin – 94-96/100
The 2022 Haut-Bages-Libéral was picked from 6 to 26 September and is
being raised in 40% new oak, plus 20% in concrete tanks and amphorae.
Yields were 45hL/ha, higher than many other estates, which Clare VillarsLurton cites as a result of their long-term application of biodynamic
viticulture and use of cover crops. It has an entrancing bouquet with
blackberry, briary, crushed stone and light estuarine scents, understated
initially but rapidly gaining intensity. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh
and saline with sculpted tannins, stunning balance and a mineral finish.
This is an outstanding, vivacious 2022 from proprietor Claire Villars-Lurton.
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate – 93-95/100
The 2022 Haut-Bages-Libéral is lovely, bursting with aromas of blackberries and cherries mingled with notions of orange zest, rose petals and violets. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and gourmand, with lively acids and a bright, chalky finish, its low pH of 3.54 reflects a decade of organic farming and the limestone subsoils that characterize this sector of Pauillac.