Grands Crus Classés de Bordeaux, official classification of 1855

by SoDivin

It was in 1855, on the occasion of the Paris Universal Exhibition, that Napoleon III called for a classification of Bordeaux wines.

An initial classification was drawn up based on the reputation of the wines and their market price. Only two changes were made to the initial list. The first came the same year, with the addition of Château Cantemerle as a fifth growth. The last was in 1973, when Château Mouton Rothschild was upgraded from second to first growth.

Unlike the Saint Emilion classification, the 1855 classification remains unchanged (with the exception of the latest modification).

The classification is divided into two parts: red wines (60 Médoc crus and 1 Graves) and sweet white wines (27 Sauternes and Barsac crus).

Bordeaux 1855 classification

Reds classification

Applies only to red wines from the Médoc (with the exception of Haut Brion in Pessac-Léognan) in the following appellations: Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe.


Château Lafite Rothschild, pauillac

Château Mouton Rothschild, pauillac

Château Latour, pauillac

Château Haut-Brion, pessac-léognan

Château Margaux, margaux


Château Pichon-Longueville, pauillac

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, saint-julien

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, pauillac

Château Gruaud Larose, saint-julien

Château Brane-Cantenac, margaux

Château Léoville Barton, saint-julien

Château Durfort-Vivens, margaux

Château Léoville Las Cases, saint-julien

Château Lascombes, margaux

Château Léoville Poyferré, saint-julien

Château Rauzan-Gassies, margaux

Château Cos d’Estournel, saint-estèphe

Château Rauzan-Ségla, margaux

Château Montrose, saint-estèphe


Château Boyd-Cantenac, margaux

Château Malescot St. Exupéry, margaux

Château Cantenac Brown, margaux

Château Marquis d’Alesme Becker, margaux
Château Desmirail, margaux

Château Palmer, margaux

Château d’Issan, margaux

Château Lagrange, saint-julien

Château Ferrière, margaux

Château Langoa Barton, saint-julien

Château Giscours, margaux

Château Calon-Ségur, saint-estèphe

Château Kirwan, margaux

Château La Lagune, haut-médoc


Château Duhart-Milon, pauillac

Château Branaire-Ducru, saint-julien

Château Marquis de Terme, margaux

Château Saint-Pierre, saint-julien

Château Pouget, margaux

Château Talbot, saint-julien

Château Prieuré-Lichine, margaux

Château Lafon-Rochet, saint-estèphe

Château Beychevelle, saint-julien

Château La Tour Carnet, haut-médoc


Château Batailley, pauillac

Château Lynch-Moussas, pauillac

Château Clerc Milon, pauillac

Château Pédesclaux, pauillac

Château Croizet-Bages, pauillac

Château Pontet-Canet, pauillac

Château d’Armailhac, pauillac

Château Dauzac, margaux

Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, pauillac

Château du Tertre, margaux

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, pauillac

Château Cos Labory, saint-estèphe

Château Haut-Bages Libéral, pauillac

Château Belgrave, haut-médoc

Château Haut-Batailley, pauillac

Château de Camensac, haut-médoc

Château Lynch-Bages, pauillac

Château Cantemerle, haut-médoc

Classification of sweet white wines

Only for wines from the Sauternes and Barsac appellations.


Château d’Yquem, sauternes


Château Climens, barsac

Château Rabaud-Promis, sauternes

Château Coutet, barsac

Château de Rayne-Vigneau, sauternes

Château Guiraud, sauternes

Château Rieussec, sauternes

Clos Haut-Peyraguey, sauternes

Château Sigalas-Rabaud, sauternes

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, sauternes

Château Suduiraut, sauternes

Château La Tour Blanche, sauternes


Château Broustet, barsac

Château d’Arche, sauternes

Château Caillou, barsac

Château Filhot, sauternes

Château Doisy Daëne, barsac

Château Lamothe, sauternes

Château Doisy-Dubroca, barsacChâteau Lamothe Guignard, sauternes

Château Doisy-Védrines, barsac

Château de Malle, sauternes

Château Myrat, sauternesChâteau Romer, sauternes
Château Nairac, barsacChâteau Romer du Hayot, sauternes
Château Suau, barsac

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