The 1855 classification of wine estates in Bordeaux | the list

The 1855 classification of Bordeaux is really a classification of chateau, meaning the building, or the “brand” attached to the building, rather than a classification of a vineyard or a terroir. The classification comprised 60 chateau in the Medoc, except for one that was in the Graves, producing red wines and 27 chateaux in the Sauternes making sweet white wines.

Here is a simplified version of the list.

(It should be noted that some estates have been merged and some have been split, or even disappeared. Some names have changed a little or a lot. This list refers to the current chateaux and chateau names)

The red wine chateau in Medoc and Graves

First Growths (Premiers Crus)

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

Second Growths (Seconds Crus)

  • Château Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux
  • Château Rauzan-Gassies, Margaux
  • Château Léoville-Las Cases, St.-Julien
  • Château Léoville-Poyferré, St.-Julien
  • Château Léoville-Barton, St.-Julien
  • Château Durfort-Vivens, Margaux
  • Château Gruaud-Larose, St.-Julien
  • Château Lascombes, Margaux
  • Château Brane-Cantenac, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
  • Château Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac (often named Pichon Baron)
  • Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac (often named Pichon Lalande or Pichon Comtesse or a combination of the two)
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, St.-Julien
  • Château Cos d’Estournel, St.-Estèphe
  • Château Montrose, St.-Estèphe

Third Growths (Troisièmes Crus)

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

Fourth Growths (Quatrièmes Crus)

  • Château Saint-Pierre, St.-Julien
  • Château Talbot, St.-Julien
  • Château Branaire-Ducru, St.-Julien
  • Château Duhart-Milon, Pauillac
  • Château Pouget, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
  • Château La Tour Carnet, St.-Laurent (Haut-Médoc)
  • Château Lafon-Rochet, St.-Estèphe
  • Château Beychevelle, St.-Julien
  • Château Prieuré-Lichine, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
  • Château Marquis de Terme, Margaux

Fifth Growths (Cinquièmes Crus)

  • Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
  • Château Batailley, Pauillac
  • Château Haut-Batailley, Pauillac
  • Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac
  • Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Pauillac
  • Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac
  • Château Lynch-Moussas, Pauillac
  • Château Dauzac, Labarde (Margaux)
  • Château d’Armailhac, Pauillac
  • Château du Tertre, Arsac (Margaux)
  • Château Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac
  • Château Pédesclaux, Pauillac
  • Château Belgrave, St.-Laurent (Haut-Médoc)
  • Château de Camensac, St.-Laurent (Haut-Médoc)
  • Château Cos Labory, St.-Estèphe
  • Château Clerc-Milon, Pauillac
  • Château Croizet Bages, Pauillac
  • Château Cantemerle, Macau (Haut-Médoc)

The sweet white wines

Superior First Growth (Premier Cru Supérieur)

  • Château d’Yquem, Sauternes

First Growths (Premier Crus)

  • Château La Tour Blanche, Bommes (Sauternes)
  • Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Bommes (Sauternes)
  • Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Bommes (Sauternes)
  • Château de Rayne-Vigneau, Bommes (Sauternes)
  • Château Suduiraut, Preignac (Sauternes)
  • Château Coutet, Barsac
  • Château Climens, Barsac
  • Château Guiraud, Sauternes
  • Château Rieussec, Fargues (Sauternes)
  • Château Rabaud-Promis, Bommes (Sauternes)
  • Château Sigalas-Rabaud, Bommes (Sauternes)

Second Growths (Deuxième Crus)

  • Château de Myrat, Barsac
  • Château Doisy Daëne, Barsac
  • Château Doisy-Dubroca, Barsac
  • Château Doisy-Védrines, Barsac
  • Château d’Arche, Sauternes
  • Château Filhot, Sauternes
  • Château Broustet, Barsac
  • Château Nairac, Barsac
  • Château Caillou, Barsac
  • Château Suau, Barsac
  • Château de Malle, Preignac (Sauternes)
  • Château Romer, Fargues (Sauternes)
  • Château Romer du Hayot, Fargues (Sauternes)
  • Château Lamothe, Sauternes
  • Château Lamothe-Guignard, Sauternes


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