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RVF revises the 1855 classification of Bordeaux

>> Sunday, July 03, 2005

La Revue du Vin de France likes making classifications. We have talked about their suggested classification of Graves here before. Now they have taken on the ultimate in classifications: the 1855 classification of Bordeaux (Médoc, in practice) that celebrates its 150th anniversary this year (definitely past its best-before date). As always, RVF has interesting opinions. For example, these are the chateaux they think should be elevated to classed today (and was not included in 1855):

  • Château Sociando-Mallet,
  • Bel Air Marquis d’Aligre,
  • Haut-Marbuzet,
  • de Pez, Gloria,
  • Les Ormes de Pez,
  • Phélan Ségur,
  • Poujeaux,
  • Chasse-Spleen,
  • Meyney,
  • Potensac,
  • Siran, and
  • Tour du Haut Moulin.

These are the “upgraded” chateaux (the number of notches in parenthesis):
  • Léoville-las-Cases (1),
  • Lynch-Bages (3),
  • Palmer (1),
  • Branaire-Ducru (1),
  • Grand-Puy-Lacoste (2),
  • Pontet-Canet (2),
  • Clerc-Milon (1), and
  • du Tertre (1).

And those that the RVF thinks should no longer be a classed growth:
  • Camensac,
  • Croizet-Bages,
  • Desmirail,
  • Grand Puy Ducasse,
  • Lynch Moussas, and
  • Pedesclaux.
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