Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Bordeaux First Growths

Did you ever wonder what it meant when you heard someone talking about Bordeaux First Growths? Here is the story behind it.

In 1855 the Chateaus on Bordeaux left bank were rated based on price and quality...they were given the highest rating....Premier Grand Cru

There were 4 Chateaus that achieved this rating. They are:

Chateau Haut-Brion
Chateau Margaux
Chateau Latour
Chateau Lafite

In 1973 Chateau Mouton achieved this rating as well.

Now when you pick up one of these bottles, you will know how they achieved their high ratings.
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