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First Growth Bordeaux: Simply the Best

Nicholas Jackson, MW | June 20, 2019

Lafite - Mouton - Latour - Margaux - Haut Brion

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The 1855 classification of Bordeaux’s left bank properties has its critics, but few disagree with the final assessment that there are five chateaux that stand above the rest.  The First Growths offer a degree of elegance, complexity and sheer beauty that other Left Bank wines can rarely achieve.  

Great wines have great personalities, and each First Growth has a unique identity.  Lafite is a wine of scent and finesse, while neighbouring Mouton is flamboyant and spicy.  Latour is brooding and dense, and Margaux ethereal and perfumed. Haut Brion - still far too often overlooked - is velvety and seductive.  

We always keep an exceptional range of these wines in stock, in all formats and states of maturity.  There’s never a bad time to try a First Growth, and we are delighted to offer this array of vintages.