2012

Château Haut-Bages Libéral Pauillac AOC 5ème Cru Classé

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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Wine information

Region

Bordeaux - Pauillac, France

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Producer

Château Haut-Bages-Libéral

Vintage

2012

Goes well with

Clay pot veal roast, leg of lamb, aubergine lasagna

Degustation notes

An excellent year for Claire Villars' second domaine Classé. A seductivelilac and peony nose, crisp tannins and a long, fresh and juicy finish with red berry notes and black berries. The perfect embodiment of the appellation and vintage.

Awards

WeinWisser - 17 Punkte [EN]

Special notes

Age of the vines: 30 years. Harvest: manual. Vinification and ageing: vinification in stainless steel vats. Macerated for 3 weeks to a month during vinification. Malolactic fermentation for 25% in barrels. Traditional ageing of approximately 16 months in oak barrels (40% renewed every year). Egg whites collage.

Alcohol content

13.5%

Drinking temperature

16-18°C

Optimum maturity

2017-2035

Original packaging

Wooden box of 6

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Oak cask 225 l

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