2022 Ch Haut Bages Libéral 5ème Cru Pauillac - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Haut-Bages-Liberal
  • Region Pauillac
  • Drinking 2028 - 2044
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Haut Bages Libéral 5ème Cru Pauillac - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Haut-Bages-Liberal
  • Region Pauillac
  • Drinking 2028 - 2044
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £201.00 In Bond
This wine is currently sold out, however we may be able to source additional stock. Contact your account manager or wine@goedhuiswaddesdon.com to enquire.
Please note: These wines are lying abroad until shipping and can only be purchased In Bond. If you are an existing Private Reserves customer, the wine will be automatically transferred on arrival. Otherwise, you will be contacted on arrival in the UK to arrange delivery, In Bond storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse.
Go To Checkout

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuiswaddesdon.com.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.
  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 94-96

    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 Villars-Lurton 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. Drink 2032-2070

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    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.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 93-96

    The 2022 Haut-Bages Libéral is shaping up to be a jewel. Bright and aromatic, with notable structure, the 2022 is beautifully put together. Red/purplish fruit, rose petal, mint and blood orange all race across the palate. A wine of dynamic energy and drive, Haut-Bages Libéral is super-impressive in this tasting. I can’t wait to taste this from bottle. The blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot. Drink 2030-2052.

  • Goedhuis, May 2023, Score: 93-95

    It was an absolute joy to taste this somewhat less fashionable 5th growth with proprietress Claire Villars-Lurton. An unsung hero for the appellation, following biodynamic practices, this small estate nestled alongside Ch Latour and Pichon Comtesse de Lalande is most definitely a property to look for! 87% cabernet sauvignon makes it very classical in style, dark bitter chocolate colour, with a very polished inky, cassis and blackberry scent. Great depth in the palate with thought provoking chalky earthy characteristics, and a delicious sweetness of fruit at the end. A wine to watch out for!

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 96-97

    Lots of redcurrants and blackcurrants with some cassis as well as iron, tile, stone and hints of dried herbs. Full-bodied with lots of pretty structure and very juicy tannins. Lively and energetic. Exciting to taste. pH 3.54 and with 13.9% alcohol. From biodynamically grown grapes. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 93

    This is a refreshing Pauillac with concentration and character, plenty of appellation signature, slate, liquorice, mint, crushed rocks, has that intense, knitted down vintage signature but softens to show classic balance - sometjing that is unusual in this vintage that is anything but classic. Small concrete eggs for ageing and vinification along with barrels, 45hl/h yield (the highest in all of Pauillac reportedly; impressive for a biodynamic estate). 3.54ph. Impressive, one to look out for. Owner Claire Villars-Lurton has pulled up 1,500 Melrot vines to plant 400 trees over the past few years as part of her extensive agroforestry project. 40% new oak, 40% barrels of one wine, 20% in concrete eggs and amphora.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    The 2022 Château Haut-Bages Libéral checks in as 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot that will spend 16 months in 40% new French oak. It's a ripe, medium to full-bodied, balanced Pauillac with a terrific sense of elegance as well as minerality. Classic Pauillac notes of ripe black fruits, leafy tobacco, lead pencil, and spring flowers emerge from the glass, and it has ripe tannins, good acidity, and solid overall balance.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 18+

    Château Haut-Bages Libéral (5ème Cru Pauillac, from the GC Lurton Estates portfolio) 87 Cabernet Sauvignon, 13 Merlot 50% new oak, with older oak, a few amphorae and concrete eggs 13.9% alc 45 hl/ha Harvested Merlot from 6 – 16 September, Cabernet Sauvignon from 16 – 26 September This wine is made from a blend of two terroirs or two parcels – chalk and gravel. Claire and Gonzague Lurton work extensively with cover crops, and their incredibly attentive viticulture practices resulted in yields of 45 hl/ha instead of a commune average of 34 hl/ha. These vines are clearly very happy and healthy, and the resulting flavour of this wine is generous, active and dynamic. There is superb balance here between the wildness of the blackberry fruit and the careful oak integration, and a razor-sharp line of acid keeps all of the exuberance in check.

Producer

Château Haut-Bages-Liberal

Similar to Lynch Bages, Haut Bages Libéral is also named after the plateau ("bages") on which it sits. Located only a hop, skip and a jump from Latour, their main vineyard area rests on prime Bordeaux soil. Their other two parcels are situated next to Pichon Lalande and Grand Puy Lacoste. Regardless of its superb location, it is often underestimated by collectors. As a result, it can be excellent value, especially in top vi...Read more

Similar to Lynch Bages, Haut Bages Libéral is also named after the plateau ("bages") on which it sits. Located only a hop, skip and a jump from Latour, their main vineyard area rests on prime Bordeaux soil. Their other two parcels are situated next to Pichon Lalande and Grand Puy Lacoste. Regardless of its superb location, it is often underestimated by collectors. As a result, it can be excellent value, especially in top vintages.Read less

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.