CHATEAU HAUT BAGES LIBERAL
The name Haut-Bages-Libéral is derived from both the estate's location and its
historical owner, with Haut-Bages referring to its position at the top of the Bages
plateau between Pauillac and Saint-Julien, and Libéral alluding to the founding family
who owned the Fifth Growth estate from the 18th Century and nurtured it successfully
for generations. This high position within Pauillac is one of the better elevations of deep
gravels, with its main vineyard neighbouring Château Latour.
Current owner is Claire
Villars Lurton, who has brought the winemaking facilities into the modern era and
introduced a more environmentally friendly programme to the vineyards. The vine
breakdown is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and Villars Lurtan’s goal is a
quality-driven return to this venerable estate’s former prestigious position.