What are the most famous Bordeaux wines?
When we think of a high-quality wine, the first appellation that usually comes to mind is “Bordeaux”. Because in Bordeaux, the vineyard enjoys an exceptional aura. The French region is notably known for its prestigious chateaux, the diversity of its vineyards and of course its high-end wine. But some Bordeaux wines stand out from the others, which is the case of the following ones.
Château Latour Wines
A 90 ha wine estate located in Pauillac (Haut Médoc), Château Latour is a Premier Grand Cru Classé of Bordeaux according to the official Bordeaux wine classification of 1855. If you want to buy a pauillac wine, this chateau is highly recommended. That is a rare and prestigious classification. Château Latour also has the merit of possessing its organic vineyard since October 2018. Today, Château Latour is owned by François Pinault and his Artemis group.
Château Margaux Wines
Château Margaux wines are the property of the Mentzelopoulos family. They have enjoyed international recognition for several centuries. They include five municipalities: Arsac, Cantenac, Margaux, Soussans and Labarde. Its 87 hectares of vines covers 1,400 ha and produces an average of 63,000 hl of red wines per year. Château Margaux makes elegant, complex and dense fine wines. Among its greatest vintages, we can mention 2003, 2005, 1995 or 1989. But according to its creators, that of 2009 is perhaps the greatest young Château Margaux they have tasted for 30 years.
Château Mouton Rothschild Wines
Also located in the city of Pauillac in the Haut Médoc like Château Latour, Mouton Rothschild is classified as a second cru in the official classification of Bordeaux wines of 1855. Very prestigious, it is the only wine to have had its classification modified and thus been able to pass premier cru in 1973. Owned by the English brand of the Rothschild family since 1853, Château Mouton Rothschild is now considered one of the greatest wines in the world.
Château Haut Brion Wines
The most famous wine estate in the Graves vineyard is surely Château Haut Brion. It is located near Bordeaux, in the communes of Pessac and Talence. First Grand Cru Classé according to the 1855 classification of Bordeaux wines, it also holds the prestigious distinction of Cru Classé des Graves in the 1959 classification. It produces around 120,000 bottles per year. Despite the very hot microclimate of the region, the winegrower has managed to retain its character while managing to renew itself over time.