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Bordeaux Wine

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Bordeaux Fine Wines - 1855 Classification

Bordeaux produces some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. 89% of wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called "claret" in Britain), with the remainder comprising of white and notable sweet white wines such as Chateau d'Yquem.

The wines were classified in 1855, by Emperor Napoleon III, in importance from first to fifth growths (crus) representing quality and trading price at the time. All of the red wines that made it on the list came from the Médoc region except for one: Château Haut-Brion from Graves. The white wines, then of much less importance than red wine, were limited to the sweet varieties of Sauternes and Barsac and were ranked only from first great growth to second growth.

First Growth (Premiers Crus)

Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac
Latour, Pauillac
Château Margaux, Margaux
Haut-Brion, Pessac, Graves
Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

Sauternes (Premiers Crus)

d'Yquem, Sauternes

Second Growths (Seconds Crus)

Rauzan-Segla, Margaux
Margaux, Pauillac
Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux
Rauzan-Gassies, Margaux
Léoville-Las Cases, Saint-Julien
Léoville-Poyferré, St.-Julien
Léoville-Barton, St.-Julien
Durfort-Vivens, Margaux
Gruaud-Larose, St.-Julien
Lascombes, Margaux
Brane-Cantenac, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac
Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac
Ducru-Beaucaillou, St.-Julien
Cos d'Estournel, St.-Estèphe
Château Montrose, St.-Estèphe

Third Growths (Troisièmes Crus)

Kirwan, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
d'Issan, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Lagrange, St.-Julien
Langoa-Barton, St.-Julien
Giscours, Labarde-Margaux (Margaux)
Malescot St. Exupéry, Margaux
Cantenac-Brown, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux
Palmer, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
La Lagune, Ludon (Haut-Medoc)
Desmirail, Margaux
Dubignon, Margaux
Calon-Ségur, St.-Estèphe
Ferrière, Margaux
Marquis d'Alesme Becker, Margaux

Fourth Growths (Quatrièmes Crus)

Saint-Pierre, St.-Julien

Talbot, St.-Julien

Branaire-Ducru, St.-Julien

Duhart-Milon, Pauillac

Pouget, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)

La Tour Carnet, St.-Laurent (Haut-Médoc)

Lafon-Rochet, St.-Estèphe

Beychevelle, St.-Julien

Prieuré-Lichine, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)

Marquis de Terme, Margaux

Fifth Growths (Cinquièmes Crus)

Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

Batailley, Pauillac

Haut-Batailley, Pauillac

Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Pauillac

Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

Lynch-Moussas, Pauillac

Dauzac, Labarde (Margaux)

d'Armailhac, Pauillac

du Tertre, Arsac (Margaux)

Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac

Pédesclaux, Pauillac

Belgrave, St.-Laurent (Haut-Médoc)

de Camensac, St.-Laurent (Haut-Médoc)

Cos Labory, St.-Estèphe

Clerc-Milon, Pauillac

Croizet Bages, Pauillac

Cantemerle, Macau (Haut-Médoc)

White Wines of the Gironde-Barsac

Superior First Growth (Premier Cru Supérieur)

d'Yquem, Sauternes

Bordeaux Map