First Growths

First Growths/Premiers Crus

Many consider this small group as the very best of Bordeaux wine, throughout many generations, some even centuries.  When originally created in 1855, this list included only 4 wines that were considered to be the best from Médoc, Bordeaux.  In 1973, Château Mouton Rothschild was promoted into this group to reflect its quality, reputation, and stewardship under its then owner, the famous Baron Philippe de Rothschild.  That's why we now have "five".

Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

Château Latour, Pauillac

Château Margaux, Margaux

Château Haut-Brion, Pessac, Graves

Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac


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