Liber Pater (Futures Pre-sale) 2009

Bordeaux Red Blends from Graves, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 104431
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS97
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Liber Pater wines possesses finesse and elegance. Our viticultural processes' goal is to keep the vines planted by our ancestors productively fruitful for as long as possible. The cabernet sauvignon in our blend provides important aging potential and a wealth of aromas reminiscent of black berries, licorice, black currants, violets and black cherries. With time these will develop into fragrances of cedar, spices, roasted offee beans and leather with the occasional mineral or cigar-box touches. The blending of merlot adds fruitiness and an incomparably voluptuous texture, while a touch of petit verdot and malbec add spice and color.

About the Label: In 2006 Liber Pater invited contemporary artist Gérard Puvis to create a limited edition label for the year's vintage (pictured here) and that tradition continues with the 2009 vintage. Gérard's works include paintings, frescos, sculptures and murals with exhibitions both in his native France and abroad. The 2009 label will not be revealed until just 3 months before its release. For now the artist has only revealed his theme: The Storm.

Critical Acclaim

"Intense and wild, with crushed berry and wet earth. Full and powerful. Unbelievable. From ancient, ungrafted vines. First vintage is 2007.
Barrel Sample: 94-97 Points "
97 Points

Learn About Liber Pater

Liber Pater began with the purchase of vineyards within the Landiras commune of the Bordeaux Graves region by Loic Pasquet in 2000. Loic continues to be creative force behind Liber Pater. Liber Pater is named in honor of the god of wine and merriment.

Learn About Graves

(grahv) Gravel Guru Named so for the gravelly base of soil common in the area, Graves is diverse in the wines it creates. Think red, white and sweet. The best reds of Graves are in Pessac-Leognan in the north, including the famed and lauded first growth, Chateau Haut Brion. There, and in the central area of Graves, come some deliciously dry white wine, while towards the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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