La Fleur de Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac 2012
La Fleur de Haut-Bages Libéral is the second wine of Château Haut-Bages Liberal. It is made from the young vines, which have less than 15 years old. This wine takes advantage of all the tools and the know-how of a 5th Classified Growth. It is a elegant illustration of the property. Today, the property is run by Claire Villars. She had undertaken a complete overhaul of the tool of winemaking and a new approach of the vine growing, with better respect of the environment. The idea is to express the excellence of the terroir of Château Haut-Bages Liberal in its wines.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot grown on soils of Guntz gravels on clay and limestone. Traditional and sustainable wine-growing. Vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel and cement vats for 18 to 24 days, followed by 12 months' maturation in oak barrel.
Tasting: On the nose, the wine reveals some aromas of black and red fruits with hits of cedar and licorice. The attack is frank and fresh, the structure is soft and delicate.