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Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés 1855: Wine Châteaux of the Médoc and Sauternes

Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés 1855: Wine Châteaux of the Médoc and Sauternes

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  • Editor: flammarion
  • Language: English
  • Date of publication: 02/2018
  • Pages: 264
  • Dimensions: 29 x 25 cm
  • Weight: 2000g
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN:  9782080203250


The historic creation of the Grands Crus Classés in 1855 set the benchmark for wine quality worldwide. The sixty-one Médoc reds and twenty-seven Sauternes whites are considered the best wines in the world. The care taken in crafting these exceptional wines is an art, and the picturesque estates where this craft is perfected are as beautiful as their wines are refined. It is the first book dedicated to red and white wines which offers the history of each estate, as well as a guide to the great vintages and an address book of the vineyards. Newly commissioned photographs capture the region through the seasons, making this beautiful volume both a glorious journey and an important reference for any wine lover.

Chateaux sit alongside superb estates and conceal the meticulous and magical work they house, where a long line of elite winemakers tediously watches over the hard-working tradition that has defined these exceptional wines for over 150 years. The story of a chateau can be an exciting saga, but it consistently demonstrates that the splendor of great Bordeaux wines lies in a perfect balance.

This volume includes a focus on Château d'Yquem, a Premier Cru Supérieur and the only wine from the Sauternes region to have obtained this rating thanks to the 1855 classification.


Franck Ferrand is a historian. Hugh Johnson is a world-renowned wine expert, and Philippe Castéja is president of the Conseil des Grands Crus Classés in 1855.

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