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Top wines from Bordeaux

This is a list of the top wines from Bordeaux or one of its subregions based on the ratings they received from professional reviewers.

Château Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion
Château Haut-Brion

123 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 45 offers with a price range of € 167.23-€ 2,647.06.

Château Haut-Brion Blanc
Château Haut-Brion Blanc

66 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 20.50-€ 2,325.00.

Château Latour

Château Latour
Château Latour

134 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 43 offers with a price range of € 236.00-€ 4,411.76.

Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild
Château Mouton Rothschild

104 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 90 offers with a price range of € 167.23-€ 9,201.68.

Château d'Yquem

Château d'Yquem
Château d'Yquem

144 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 27 offers with a price range of € 365.00-€ 6,302.52.

Pétrus

Pétrus
Pétrus

110 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of € 1,697.87-€ 1,868.09.

Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc
Château Cheval Blanc

105 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 17 offers with a price range of € 317.65-€ 14,705.88.

Château Margaux

Château Margaux
Château Margaux

79 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 72 offers with a price range of € 121.85-€ 8,932.89.

Château Léoville Las Cases

Château Léoville Las Cases
Château Léoville Las Cases

83 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 14 offers with a price range of € 247.90-€ 933.52.

Domaine de Chevalier

Domaine de Chevalier
Domaine de Chevalier

68 ratings, average: 89/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of € 330.00-€ 417.00.

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc

47 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 241.50

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Château Smith Haut Lafitte

56 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 6 offers with a price range of € 72.06-€ 510.00.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc

51 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 474.00

Vieux Château Certan

Vieux Château Certan
Vieux Château Certan

84 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 9 offers with a price range of € 67.82-€ 5,756.30.

Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément Blanc
Château Pape Clément Blanc

43 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 2 offers with a price range of € 378.00-€ 840.00.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Château La Mission Haut-Brion

65 ratings, average: 92/100 points. We list 19 offers with a price range of € 105.04-€ 1,515.00.

Château Doisy-Daëne

Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant
Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant

19 ratings, average: 96/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 204.50-€ 285.78.

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

64 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 4 offers with a price range of € 96.64-€ 609.24.

Château Cos d'Estournel

Château Cos d'Estournel
Château Cos d'Estournel

63 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 24 offers with a price range of € 71.43-€ 995.80.

Château Haut-Bailly

Château Haut-Bailly
Château Haut-Bailly

72 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 11 offers with a price range of € 37.82-€ 750.00.

Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild
Château Lafite Rothschild

59 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 101 offers with a price range of € 142.02-€ 16,638.66.

Château Lynch-Bages

Château Lynch-Bages
Château Lynch-Bages

48 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 16 offers with a price range of € 96.64-€ 1,110.00.

Valandraud

Valandraud
Valandraud

54 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 1 offer with a price of € 720.00

Château Lafleur

Château Lafleur
Château Lafleur

57 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 17 offers with a price range of € 390.00-€ 11,638.66.

Château Palmer

Château Palmer
Château Palmer

53 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 19 offers with a price range of € 74.79-€ 3,049.82.

Château Montrose

Château Montrose
Château Montrose

61 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 16 offers with a price range of € 42.94-€ 1,134.45.

Château Pontet-Canet

Château Pontet-Canet
Château Pontet-Canet

69 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 7 offers with a price range of € 109.55-€ 1,120.23.

Château Rausan-Ségla (Rauzan-Ségla)

Château Rausan-Ségla (Rauzan-Ségla)
Château Rausan-Ségla (Rauzan-Ségla)

68 ratings, average: 89/100 points. We list 8 offers with a price range of € 125.21-€ 690.00.

Château Trotanoy

Château Trotanoy
Château Trotanoy

62 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 6 offers with a price range of € 155.00-€ 5,840.34.

Château Ausone

Château Ausone
Château Ausone

43 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 250.42-€ 990.00.

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

54 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 13 offers with a price range of € 57.98-€ 835.50.

Château L'Evangile

Château L'Evangile
Château L'Evangile

50 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 7 offers with a price range of € 125.00-€ 3,571.43.

Château Angélus

Château Angélus
Château Angélus

44 ratings, average: 91/100 points. We list 15 offers with a price range of € 57.98-€ 1,824.00.

Château La Fleur de Gay

Château La Fleur de Gay
Château La Fleur de Gay

56 ratings, average: 89/100 points. We list 3 offers with a price range of € 55.96-€ 570.00.

Château Léoville Barton

Château Léoville Barton
Château Léoville Barton

50 ratings, average: 90/100 points. We list 16 offers with a price range of € 49.58-€ 575.98.

Map of Bordeaux

Grapes and blends used in Bordeaux

Red Bordeaux Blend: 82%,Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend: 14%,Sauvignon Blanc: 1%,Rosé Blend: <1%,Sémillon: <1%,Red Blend: <1%

Wine types in Bordeaux

Red: 82%, White - Sweet/Dessert: 10%, White: 5%, Rosé: <1%, Red - Fortified: <1%, White - Fortified: <1%

Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. For centuries, Bordeaux has produced some of the best and most expensive wines in the world.

Bordeaux is often divided into left bank wines (Médoc) and right bank wines (Libournais). The majority of wines are red wines being made from a blend of several grapes. For the left bank, the wines are made from mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and a smaller percentage of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, right bank wines are mostly dominated by Merlot with smaller percentages of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

In 1855, a classification of the Médoc wines took place which has remained unchanged up till today (apart from 1 change in 1973). It divides the wines into 5 classes. The best class is 1er Grand Cru (or "First growth'), then goes down to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grand Cru. Something to note is that it does not actually classify the individual wines or the vineyards, but rather the Château's, or owners of the vineyards. Even if a Château buys a vineyards that was previously not classified, they can still make a classified Grand Cru from that vineyard.

Despite the fact that the classification happened a long time ago and that many vineyards have changed ownership since, it is still fairly accurate.  Some Château's do not exist any more and some produce wines that are not worth their classification. But only a few Château's that were not in the classification of 1855 now actually deserve to be in there.

The left-bank wines were not part of this classification. Instead, St. Emilion has created its own classification, which is being revised on a regular basis. Some of the best left bank wines are from Pomerol. Pomerol does not have a classification. The most expensive wine of Pomerol (Pétrus) just mentions "Grand vin" (great wine) on its label. So it is hard to judge the quality of a Pomerol wine from the label, but usually the price tag is a pretty good indication.

Besides the red wines, the Sauternes region is famous for it's sweet white wines. They tend to be very rich in flavor thanks to the "noble rot" (Botrytis) of the grapes, mostly Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Unfortunately, the quality image of Bordeaux is only true for a relatively small percentage of the wines that Bordeaux is producing nowadays. Many of the normal Bordeaux wines have a hard time competing with with low cost wines from other regions.

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