La Fleur de Haut Bages Libéral 2012
Ref : 472853
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 40 € / liter
1 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level A déguster jusqu'en 2022
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
Our oenologists' opinion
Its dark garnet color offers a pretty nose of black fruit and licorice. On the palate, this wine is balanced with ripe tannins and a finish on wooded notes.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Great alternative to Bordeaux prestigious grands vins, the second wines hold a great potential when come the best vintages. Issued from the châteaux youngest plots, they benefit from the same terroirs, viticulture and winemaking savoir-faire.
Domain and appellation
Château Haut Bages Libéral
A property of the Libéral family from early in the 18th century, this classified 5th Grand Cru from Pauillac was acquired by the Cruse family in 1960. Coming from the vineyard’s young vines, La Fleur de Haut-Bages Libéral is a second wine that benefits from all the expertise of its elder.
- Terroir: The 30-hectare vineyard is located around the property and adjacent to Château Latour as well as on the Bages plateau, south of Pauillac. The property’s plots are situated on 2 soil types: one consisting of deep gravel and other clay-limestone.
- Viticulture: Harvesting is done manually. The vines are less than 15 years old.
- Vinification: Traditional Bordeaux-style vinification in concrete and thermos-regulated stainless steel vats. The wine is then matured in oak barrels (1 or 2 wines) for 12 months.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Merlot : 20%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 80%