The Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855

The Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 was established by Napoleon III to establish a ranking of the best wines in Bordeaux. David Launay, formerly of Gruaud Larose, a classified Second Growth in Saint-Julien explains the system.

David Launay was the Commercial Director at Château Gruaud-Larose in St.Julien, Bordeaux for 12 years.

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Here is the full list of classified growths, via Wikipedia:
First Growths (Premiers Crus)[edit]
Château Lafite, now Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac
Château Latour, Pauillac
Château Margaux, Margaux
Haut-Brion,[a] now Château Haut-Brion, Pessac, Graves
Mouton,[b] now Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac
Second Growths (Deuxièmes Crus)[edit]
Rauzan-Ségla, now Château Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux
Rauzan-Gassies, now Château Rauzan-Gassies, Margaux
Léoville, now
Château Léoville-Las Cases, St.-Julien
Château Léoville-Poyferré, St.-Julien
Château Léoville-Barton, St.-Julien
Vivens Durfort, now Château Durfort-Vivens, Margaux
Gruaud-Laroze, now Château Gruaud-Larose, St.-Julien
Lascombes, now Château Lascombes, Margaux
Brane, now Château Brane-Cantenac, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Pichon Longueville, now
Château Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac (commonly known as Pichon Baron)
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac (commonly known as Pichon Lalande or Pichon Comtesse)
Ducru Beau Caillou, now Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, St.-Julien
Cos Destournel, now Château Cos d’Estournel, St.-Estèphe
Montrose, now Château Montrose, St.-Estèphe
Third Growths (Troisièmes Crus)[edit]
Kirwan, now Château Kirwan, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Château d’Issan, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Lagrange, Château Lagrange, St.-Julien
Langoa, now Château Langoa-Barton, St.-Julien
Giscours, now Château Giscours, Labarde-Margaux (Margaux)
St.-Exupéry, now Château Malescot St. Exupéry, Margaux
Boyd, now
Château Cantenac-Brown, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Château Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux
Palmer, now Château Palmer, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Lalagune, now Château La Lagune, Ludon (Haut-Medoc)
Desmirail, now Château Desmirail, Margaux
Dubignon,[c] later Château Dubignon, Margaux
Calon, now Château Calon-Ségur, St.-Estèphe
Ferrière, now Château Ferrière, Margaux
Becker, now Château Marquis d’Alesme Becker, Margaux
Fourth Growths (Quatrièmes Crus)[edit]
St.-Pierre, now Château Saint-Pierre, St.-Julien
Talbot, now Château Talbot, St.-Julien
Du-Luc, now Château Branaire-Ducru, St.-Julien
Duhart, now Château Duhart-Milon, Pauillac
Pouget-Lassale and Pouget, both now Château Pouget, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Carnet, now Château La Tour Carnet, St.-Laurent (Haut-Médoc)
Rochet, now Château Lafon-Rochet, St.-Estèphe
Château de Beychevele, now Château Beychevelle, St.-Julien
Le Prieuré, now Château Prieuré-Lichine, Cantenac-Margaux (Margaux)
Marquis de Thermes, now Château Marquis de Terme, Margaux
Fifth Growths (Cinquièmes Crus)[edit]
Canet, now Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Batailley, now
Château Batailley, Pauillac
Château Haut-Batailley, Pauillac
Grand Puy, now Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac
Artigues Arnaud, now Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Pauillac
Lynch, now Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac
Lynch Moussas, now Château Lynch-Moussas, Pauillac
Dauzac, now Château Dauzac, Labarde (Margaux)
Darmailhac, now Château d’Armailhac, Pauillac
Le Tertre, now Château du Tertre, Arsac (Margaux)
Haut Bages, now Château Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac
Pédesclaux, now Château Pédesclaux, Pauillac
Coutenceau, now Château Belgrave, St.-Laurent (Haut-Médoc)
Camensac, now Château de Camensac, St.-Laurent (Haut-Médoc)
Cos Labory, now Château Cos Labory, St.-Estèphe
Clerc Milon, now Château Clerc-Milon, Pauillac
Croizet-Bages, now Château Croizet Bages, Pauillac
Cantemerle,[d] now Château Cantemerle, Macau (Haut-Médoc)

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