Enjoying a prime location on the banks of the Garonne River on the Bages plateau south of the Pauillac appellation, Château Haut-Bages Libéral dates to the beginning of the 18th Century, when it was founded by the Libéral family. It was classified a Fifth Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The estate was purchased in 1960 by the Cruse family, at that time the owner of Château Pontet-Canet - also a Fifth Growth - who launched a vast program of vine replanting. The Lurton family acquired it in 1982, with Claire Villars-Lurton at the helm since 1992. Starting in 2007, she began a programme of biodynamics, agroecology and agroforestry. The estate was certified organic in 2019 and is working towards biodynamic certification. Château Haut-Bages Libéral shares exceptional terroir with prestigious neighbors such as Château Latour and Château Pichon Baron. There are 30-ha under vine, with an average vine-age of 40 years. The varietal mix is approximately 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot. Half of the vineyard is adjacent to Château Latour, on deep gravels. The other half is behind Château Pichon Baron on the Bages plateau, atop chalky clay, and limestone. Château Haut-Bages Libéral produces exceptional, highly expressive, powerful full-bodied wines with rich, black fruit aromas.