A fantastic wine with lovely depth of ripe fruit and transparency and beauty. Full bodied. Succulent and rich tannins to the gorgeous fruit. From biodynamically grown grapes.
Ch Haut-Bages Libéral 2018 Pauillac In conversion to biodynamic. Barrel sample. Black core with purple rim. Intense cassis aroma with a hint of dark chocolate. It seems rather woody on the palate, as if the oak is intruding here. Thick tannins and a pretty tough woody finish. Disappointing, especially on the palate – is it a particularly oaky sample? Here I found it impossible to tell how long this wine will age well. (JH) Drink 2025-??
Liz Wheadon - 78% Cabernet (which is very high for this Chateau) and the balance Merlot. The Cassis is very fragrant, bright red and attractive. It’s bold and super concentrated on the palate. A lovely rich Cabernet with great fresh acidity at the finish.