La Chapelle de Haut-Bages Libéral


  • Organic Certification (2019) and biodynamic since 2021
  • Plot and tailor-made vinification 
  • A wine that ages well


The LIBERAL family had run the estate since the early XVIIIth century. Then as wine brokers from father to son, they would sell most of the crops to the Netherlands and Belgium. Thanks to their name being next to that of the place, they were often invited to sit at the round tables of the political parties by the same name all over the world.

As time passed, those fine connoisseurs of wine collected the best soils of the Pauillac area. That is why half of the vineyard of this 1855 fifth classified growth is next to Château Latour and the other half is behind Château Pichon Baron, located on the higher part of the place called « Bages », a large plateau in the South of Pauillac.


The Terroir & WineMaking

The outstanding climate and geological conditions of Pauillac enable the making of very great wines. Indeed the appellation includes 18 classified growths, among which are 3 out of the 5 first classified growths of 1855.

The Pauillac landscape is shaped by hilltops of gravels where the cabernet-sauvignon finds its favorite terroir.

The winery was completely renovated in 2001 and since 2017 a second renovation has been on its way under the direction of the famous Bordeaux architect Fabien Pédelaborde who also renovated Château Ferrière, a third classified growth at Margaux owned by Claire Villars Lurton.  This new distribution of the spaces and the embellishment of the place have brought up the property to the standards of a classified growth.


The nose exudes tasty floral fragrances. Pure, the mouth seduces with its floral notes and its supple tannins mixed with a great freshness and a beautiful acidity.

The Team 

  • Owner: Claire VILLARS LURTON
  • Winemaking consultant: Eric BOISSENOT
  • Production Director: Thomas BONTEMPS
  • Winegrowing manager: Jean-Luc MOUILLAC
  • Winemaker: Bruno FERRAGU