Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal

Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal 2009

Red Wine

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Item# 1649-09

Product Ratings

James Suckling 94pt
Robert Parker 92pt
Wine Enthusiast 91pt
Wine Spectator 91pt


Traditional in stainless and concrete vats, whose volumes are proportional to the plots


The name of Chateau Haut-Sages Liberal has two roots. The LIBERAL family ran the property in the early eighteenth century. Brokers from father to son, they sold the harvest in the Netherlands and Belgium. Their name adjoining to the topographical designation, earned them to be invited worldwide to the table of political parties of the same name. Over time, these connoisseurs gathered the best soils of Pauillac. Thus, this 5th Classified Growth in 1855 now has half of its vineyards adjacent to Chateau Latour and the other half behind Chateau Pichon Baron, on the heights of the locality "Sages", a large plateau in the south of Pauillac.
The property would regain his youth when, in 1960, the Cruse fam ily, owner of Chateau Pontet Ca net, another 5th Classified Growth in Pauillac, acqu ired the property. The Cru se would launch an extensive program of replanting the vineyard. However, it was in 1983 at the arrival of the Villars family that Chateau Haut-Sages Liberal really recovered its former glory. Today, the property is run by Claire VILLARS LURTON . She undertook an overhaul of the tool of winemaking and she directs the vineyard management to a sustainable viticulture.