La Fleur De Haut Bages Liberal 2015
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
Merlaut (who doesn’t enjoy a Liberal Merlot?!), the chateau has been run by
Claire Villars Merlaut Lurton since 1982. Biodynamic winemaking is in play here
at this hidden gem in the Medoc - they are on their way of getting the organic
farming certification. This first certification will allow the estate to
eventually claim a biodynamic farming certification.
With vineyards next door to Latour, just behind Pichon Baron, and sharing the
plain of Bages with Lynch Bages, the chateau flies slightly under the radar
compared to its illustrious neighbours and therefore offers brilliant value from
the same terroir.
La Fleur, the second wine, is still heavily Cabernet-focussed (like all the
greatest wines of the Medoc) with 20% Merlot, and from fifteen-year-old vines,
and spends twelve months maturing in oak. This edition of La Fleur is showing
really classy, complex fruit already. Vibrant, and fresh now, it will certainly
age for a decade but is showing balance and charm enough already to be enjoyed