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The 1855 Classification

The 1855 Classification (as amended by the 1973 promotion of Ch Mouton Rothschild to Premier Cru status) is still in force. It covers the red-wine chateaux of the Medoc, with one Graves property, Haut-Brion. Chateaux are placed in five classes, from one (the highest) to five. The commission that compiled the list used as a benchmark the prices of each chateau's wines over the previous century. Some wines have risen in status since 1855, some have fallen, but the classification is still in use today. It shows that by the mid-19th century the landowners of the Medoc had singled out and planted the best land.

Premiers Crus
Ch Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac
Ch Latour, Pauillac
Ch Margaux, Margaux
Ch Haut-Brion, Pessac, Graves
Ch Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

Deuxiemes Crus
Ch Rausan-Segla, Margaux
Ch Rauzan-Gassies, Margaux
Ch Leoville Las-Cases, St-Julien
Ch Leoville Poyferr6, St-Julien
Ch Leoville Barton, St-Julien
Ch Durfort-Vivens, Margaux
Ch Lascombes, Margaux
Ch Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien
Ch Brane-Cantenac, Cantenac-Margaux
Ch Pichon-Longueville Baron, Pauillac
Ch Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac
Ch Ducru-Beaucaiflou, St-Julien
Ch Cos d'Estournel, St-Est6phe
Ch Montrose, St-Estephe
Ch Giscours, Labarde-Margaux
Troisiemes Crus
Ch Kirwan, Clantenac-Margaux
Ch d'Issan, Cantenac-Margaux
Ch Lagrange, St-Julien
Ch Langoa Barton, St-Julien
Ch Malescot-St-Exupery, Margaux
Ch Cantenac-Brown, Cantenac-Margaux
Ch Palmer, Cantenac-Margaux
Ch La Lagune, Ludon
Ch Desmirail, Margaux
Ch Calon-Segur, St-Estephe
Ch Ferriere, Margaux
Ch Marquis d'Alesme Becker, Margaux
Ch Boyd-Cantenac, Cantenac-Margaux

Quatriemes Crus
Ch St-Pierre, St-Julien
Ch Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien
Ch Talbot, St-Julien
Ch Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac
Ch Pouget, Cantenac-Margaux
Ch La Tour Carnet, St-Laurent
Ch Lafon-Rochet ' St-Estephe
Ch Beychevelle, St-Julien
Ch Prieure-Lichine, Cantenac-Margaux
Ch Marquis de Terme, Margaux

Cinquiemes Crus
Ch Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Ch Batailley, Pauillac
Ch Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac
Ch Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Pauillac
Ch Haut-Batailley, Pauillac
Ch Lynch-Bages, Pauillac
Ch Lynch-Moussas, Pauillac
Ch Dauzac, Labarde-Margaux
Ch d'Armailhac (formerly Mouton Baronne Philippe), Pauillac
Ch du Tertre, Arsac-Margaux
Ch Haut-Bages Liberal, Pauillac
Ch Pedesclaux, Pauillac
Ch Belgrave, St-Laurent
Ch de Camensac, St-Laurent
Ch Cos Labory, St-Estephe
Ch Clerc-Milon, Pauillac
Ch Croizet-Bages, Pauillac
Ch Cantemerle, Macau

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