Grands Crus Classés from Bordeaux, Official Classification of 1855

In 1855, on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of Paris, Napoleon III asked for a classification of Bordeaux wines.

Classement 1855 Bordeaux

A first ranking was then established on the basis of the notoriety of the wines and their price on the market. Only two changes were made to the original list. The first took place the same year with the addition of the Château Cantemerle as fifth cru. The last was in 1973, the castle Mouton Rothschild then passes from the rank of second to premier cru.

Unlike the Saint Emilion classification, the 1855 classification remains unchanged (except for the last modification).

The ranking is organized in two parts with red wines (60 crus from Médoc et 1 from Graves) and on the other the sweet white (27 crus from Sauternes and Barsac)

 

 

Red wines ranking

Only the red wines belonging to the medoc (with the exception of Haut Brion in Pessac-Léognan) on following appellations: Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe.

 

FIRST GROWTH
Château Lafite Rothschild, pauillacChâteau Mouton Rothschild, pauillac
Château Latour, pauillacChâteau Haut-Brion, pessac-léognan
Château Margaux, margaux 
 
SECOND GROWTH
Château Pichon-Longueville, pauillacChâteau Ducru-Beaucaillou, saint-julien
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, pauillacChâteau Gruaud Larose, saint-julien
Château Brane-Cantenac, margauxChâteau Léoville Barton, saint-julien
Château Durfort-Vivens, margauxChâteau Léoville Las Cases, saint-julien
Château Lascombes, margauxChâteau Léoville Poyferré, saint-julien
Château Rauzan-Gassies, margauxChâteau Cos d'Estournel, saint-estèphe
Château Rauzan-Ségla, margauxChâteau Montrose, saint-estèphe
 
THIRD GROWTH
Château Boyd-Cantenac, margauxChâteau Malescot St. Exupéry, margaux
Château Cantenac Brown, margauxChâteau Marquis d'Alesme Becker, margaux
Château Desmirail, margauxChâteau Palmer, margaux
Château d'Issan, margauxChâteau Lagrange, saint-julien
Château Ferrière, margauxChâteau Langoa Barton, saint-julien
Château Giscours, margauxChâteau Calon-Ségur, saint-estèphe
Château Kirwan, margauxChâteau La Lagune, haut-médoc
 
FOURTH GROWTH
Château Duhart-Milon, pauillacChâteau Branaire-Ducru, saint-julien
Château Marquis de Terme, margauxChâteau Saint-Pierre, saint-julien
Château Pouget, margauxChâteau Talbot, saint-julien
Château Prieuré-Lichine, margauxChâteau Lafon-Rochet, saint-estèphe
Château Beychevelle, saint-julienChâteau La Tour Carnet, haut-médoc
 
FIFTH GROWTH
Château Batailley, pauillacChâteau Lynch-Moussas, pauillac
Château Clerc Milon, pauillacChâteau Pédesclaux, pauillac
Château Croizet-Bages, pauillacChâteau Pontet-Canet, pauillac
Château d'Armailhac, pauillacChâteau Dauzac, margaux
Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, pauillacChâteau du Tertre, margaux
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, pauillacChâteau Cos Labory, saint-estèphe
Château Haut-Bages Libéral, pauillacChâteau Belgrave, haut-médoc
Château Haut-Batailley, pauillacChâteau de Camensac, haut-médoc
Château Lynch-Bages, pauillacChâteau Cantemerle, haut-médoc

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Sweet white wines ranking

Only applies to wines on the Sauternes and Barsac appellations.

 

SUPERIOR FIRST GROWTH
Château d'Yquem, sauternes 
  
FIRST GROWTH
Château Climens, barsacChâteau Rabaud-Promis, sauternes
Château Coutet, barsacChâteau de Rayne-Vigneau, sauternes
Château Guiraud, sauternesChâteau Rieussec, sauternes
Clos Haut-Peyraguey, sauternesChâteau Sigalas-Rabaud, sauternes
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, sauternesChâteau Suduiraut, sauternes
Château La Tour Blanche, sauternes 
  
SECOND GROWTH
Château Broustet, barsacChâteau d'Arche, sauternes
Château Caillou, barsacChâteau Filhot, sauternes
Château Doisy Daëne, barsacChâteau Lamothe, sauternes
Château Doisy-Dubroca, barsacChâteau Lamothe Guignard, sauternes
Château Doisy-Védrines, barsacChâteau de Malle, sauternes
Château Myrat, sauternesChâteau Romer, sauternes
Château Nairac, barsacChâteau Romer du Hayot, sauternes
Château Suau, barsac 

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