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Bordeaux


About


In 1855, under Napoleon III, the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce was ordered produce a rangking of the wines of Bordeaux for the Universal Exposition in Paris. This rangking has remained largely unchanged since then, although aadditional regions were classified under similar systems at later times.


In the Medoc, chateaux in the classified districts aare ranked from First to Fifth growth based on quality, historical achievement, and market value. Just below the classified growths are the Cru Bourgeois. The specific rank may or may not be indicated on the label. A label stating “Grand Cru Classe” means that the wine is from a classified growth but does not explicitly state the rank.


Facts of BORDEAUX Wines


1. In the Bordeaux regions, red wine is made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignation, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

2. Not all of Bordeaux was classified. Only the Medoc, Sauternes-Barsac, Saint-Emilion, and graves regions are classified.

3. A Bordeaux wine label will include the information common to all AOC French wines: winemaker, vintage, geographical origin, etc.

4. There is regional variation within Bordeaux for the blending proportions. The Left Bank of the Gironde River (Medoc,Haut-Medoc, Graves) produces blends heavily slanted toward Cabernet Sauvignon, while the Right Bank ( Saint- Emilion, pomerol, most of Bordeaux) produces blends heavily slanted toward Merlot.

5. The Medoc classification has changed only once, when Chateau Mouton-Rothschild was elevated from Second Growth to First Growth.

6. Naturally, the First Growth Chateaux are good. How ever, they are well out of the price range of mere mortals, and are certainly not good values due to their extraordinarily high prices.

 

Wines

CHATEAU GAZIN
Appelation: Pomerol |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2010

CHATEAU LE GAY
Appelation: Pomerol |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2010

CHATEAU LE GAY
Appelation: Pomerol |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2009

CHATEAU L’EVANGILE
Appelation: Pomerol |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2004

CHATEAU L’EVANGILE
Appelation: Pomerol |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2008

CHATEAU LA COUSPAUDE
Appelation: St. Emilion |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2005

CHATEAU FIGEAC 1ER CRU
Appelation: St. Emilion |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.5% |Vintage: 2006

CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC
Appelation: St. Emilion |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 14.0% |Vintage: 2005

CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC
Appelation: St. Emilion |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 14.0% |Vintage: 2006

CHATEAU TAYAC CUVEE NICOLAS
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2008

CHATEAU TAYAC CUVEE NICOLAS
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2010

CHATEAU TAYAC CUVEE NICOLAS
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2009

CHATEAU CANTENAC BROWN
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2010

CHATEAU LASCOMBES
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2008

CHATEAU D’ISSAN
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2010

CHATEAU D’ISSAN
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2009

CHATEAU LASCOMBES
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2009

CHATEAU RAUZAN SEGLA
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2006

CHATEAU PALMER
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2002

CHATEAU PALMER
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2004

CHATEAU PALMER
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2000

CHATEAU MARGAUX
Appelation: Margaux |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2002

CHATEAU CHANTEMERLE
Appelation: Medoc |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.5% |Vintage: 2008

CHATEAU CHANTEMERLE
Appelation: Medoc |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2009

CHATEAU D’ARMAILHAC
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2010

CHATEAU D’ARMAILHAC
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2008

CHATEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2008

CHATEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2009

CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2006

CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2004

CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2003

CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2004

CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 1994

CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2003

CHATEAU LATOUR
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 1995

CHATEAU LATOUR
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 1999

CHATEAU LATOUR
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2004

CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 1994

CHATEAU LATOUR
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2000

CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 1999

CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD
Appelation: Pauillac |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 1990

CHATEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE
Appelation: Pessac Léognan |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.5% |Vintage: 2005

CHATEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE
Appelation: Pessac Léognan |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2010

CHATEAU HAUT BAILLY
Appelation: Pessac Léognan |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2005

CHATEAU HAUT BAILLY
Appelation: Pessac Léognan |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2010

CHATEAU HAUT BRION
Appelation: Pessac Léognan |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 1995

CHATEAU HAUT BRION
Appelation: Pessac Léognan |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2003

CHATEAU HAUT BRION
Appelation: Pessac Léognan |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 1996

CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE
Appelation: St. Julien |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2009

CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE
Appelation: St. Julien |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2006

CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE
Appelation: St. Julien |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2008

CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE
Appelation: St. Julien |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2005

CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES
Appelation: St. Julien |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 1998

CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES
Appelation: St. Julien |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 1999

CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES
Appelation: St. Julien |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 1995

CHATEAU CALON SEGUR
Appelation: St Estèphe |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2008

CHATEAU CALON SEGUR
Appelation: St Estèphe |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 13.0% |Vintage: 2006

CHATEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL
Appelation: St Estèphe |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2007

CHATEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL
Appelation: St Estèphe |Grape: Bordeaux Blend |Alcohol: 12.5% |Vintage: 2008