Grands Crus Classés from Bordeaux, Official Classification of 1855

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Classement 1855 Bordeaux

It was in 1855, on the occasion of the Paris Universal Exhibition, that Napoleon III called for a classification of Bordeaux wines.

A first classification was thus established on the basis of the reputation of the wines and their price on the market. Only two changes were made to the initial list. The first took place the same year with the addition of Château Cantemerle as a fifth growth. The last one was in 1973, the château Mouton Rothschild then passed from the rank of second to premier cru.

Unlike the Saint Emilion classification, the 1855 classification remains unchanged (with the exception of the latest modification).

The classification is organized in two parts with red wines (60 crus from Médoc and 1 from Graves), and sweet whites (27 crus from Sauternes and Barsac).

Classification of Bordeaux 1855
Bordeaux 1855 classification

Reds classification

The classification only concerns red wines. They must belong to the medoc (with the exception of Haut Brion in Pessac-Léognan) and be on the following appellations: Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe.

FIRST GROWTH

Château Lafite Rothschild, pauillac

Château Mouton Rothschild, pauillac

Château Latour, pauillac

Château Haut-Brion, pessac-léognan

Château Margaux, margaux

 
 

SECOND GROWTH

Château Pichon-Longueville, pauillac

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, saint-julien

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, pauillac

Château Gruaud Larose, saint-julien

Château Brane-Cantenac, margaux

Château Léoville Barton, saint-julien

Château Durfort-Vivens, margaux

Château Léoville Las Cases, saint-julien

Château Lascombes, margaux

Château Léoville Poyferré, saint-julien

Château Rauzan-Gassies, margaux

Château Cos d’Estournel, saint-estèphe

Château Rauzan-Ségla, margaux

Château Montrose, saint-estèphe

 

THIRD GROWTHS

Château Boyd-Cantenac, margaux

Château Malescot St. Exupéry, margaux

Château Cantenac Brown, margaux

Château Marquis d’Alesme Becker, margaux
Château Desmirail, margaux

Château Palmer, margaux

Château d’Issan, margaux

Château Lagrange, saint-julien

Château Ferrière, margaux

Château Langoa Barton, saint-julien

Château Giscours, margaux

Château Calon-Ségur, saint-estèphe

Château Kirwan, margaux

Château La Lagune, haut-médoc

 

FOURTH GROWTHS

Château Duhart-Milon, pauillac

Château Branaire-Ducru, saint-julien

Château Marquis de Terme, margaux

Château Saint-Pierre, saint-julien

Château Pouget, margaux

Château Talbot, saint-julien

Château Prieuré-Lichine, margaux

Château Lafon-Rochet, saint-estèphe

Château Beychevelle, saint-julien

Château La Tour Carnet, haut-médoc

 

FIFTH GROWTHS

Château Batailley, pauillac

Château Lynch-Moussas, pauillac

Château Clerc Milon, pauillac

Château Pédesclaux, pauillac

Château Croizet-Bages, pauillac

Château Pontet-Canet, pauillac

Château d’Armailhac, pauillac

Château Dauzac, margaux

Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, pauillac

Château du Tertre, margaux

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, pauillac

Château Cos Labory, saint-estèphe

Château Haut-Bages Libéral, pauillac

Château Belgrave, haut-médoc

Château Haut-Batailley, pauillac

Château de Camensac, haut-médoc

Château Lynch-Bages, pauillac

Château Cantemerle, haut-médoc

Classification of sweet white wines

Only for wines from the Sauternes and Barsac appellations.

FIRST SUPERIOR GROWTH

 

Château d’Yquem, sauternes

 
  

FIRST GROWTH

Château Climens, barsac

Château Rabaud-Promis, sauternes

Château Coutet, barsac

Château de Rayne-Vigneau, sauternes

Château Guiraud, sauternes

Château Rieussec, sauternes

Clos Haut-Peyraguey, sauternes

Château Sigalas-Rabaud, sauternes

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, sauternes

Château Suduiraut, sauternes

Château La Tour Blanche, sauternes

 
  

SECOND GROWTH

Château Broustet, barsac

Château d’Arche, sauternes

Château Caillou, barsac

Château Filhot, sauternes

Château Doisy Daëne, barsac

Château Lamothe, sauternes

Château Doisy-Dubroca, barsacChâteau Lamothe Guignard, sauternes

Château Doisy-Védrines, barsac

Château de Malle, sauternes

Château Myrat, sauternesChâteau Romer, sauternes
Château Nairac, barsacChâteau Romer du Hayot, sauternes
Château Suau, barsac 

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