The winery is located in the area Pauillac
in the Médoc
(Bordeaux). The name part "Haut-Bages" refers to the highest point of the Plateau Bages, where the estate and the vineyards between the municipalities Pauillac and Saint -Julien are located. It was founded in the 18th century by the Libéral family, to which the last part of the name refers. It came through in the second half of the 19th century phylloxera
to a decline. In 1960, the estate was acquired by the Société Civile Charreules with the Cruse family as its main shareholder. Part of the vineyards became the Château Pontet-Canet
allocated. In 1982, Haut-Bages-Libéral became the one of Jacques Merlaut
(+2008) Taillan Group sold. Since 1992, it has been owned by his granddaughter Claire Villars-Lurton (wife of Gonzague Lurton
) guided. In the Bordeaux Classification
In 1855 the estate received the fifth rank (Cinquième Cru Classé). The vineyards cover 28 hectares of vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Merlot (17%) and Petit Verdot (3%). The extremely long-lived red wine is aged for 16 months in 40% new oak barrels. The second wine is called "La Chapelle de Bages".