The 1855 Classification & its Impact on Bordeaux

  • By Jacky Blisson MW
  • 07 Nov 2020
  • 4 MIN
  • Level 101
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In 1855, Napoleon III requested an official classification of the best Bordeaux châteaux for the Exposition Universelle de Paris. The resultant ranking of Left Bank red wine, and sweet white wine, estates has remained near unchanged for 165 years. This audio piece will explain the classification and the implications it still has on Bordeaux wines today.