The Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé 1855 classification is old but still going strong. What ever feelings you have about the fact that a classification that was made more than 150 years ago is still valid, you have to admit that it is an achievement. I doubt that the people of the Chamber of Commerce in Bordeaux in 1855 could imagine the importance the classification they created in two weeks time would have.
But beware, Grand Cru does not mean the same thing in Bordeaux as it does in Burgundy.
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