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Crus Bourgois unveils new classification

Rupert Millar - Source: thedrinksbusiness.com

The Crus Bourgeois du Médoc has unveiled its new official classification, consisting of three categories, which will now be updated every five years.

The classification covers 249 châteaux and ranks them as either Cru Bourgeois, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur or Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel.

The ranking for the 2018 vintage includes 179 Crus Bourgeois, 56 Crus Bourgeois Supérieurs and 14 Crus Borugeois Exceptionnels.

Estates ranked in the ‘Exceptionnels’ category include châteaux Paveil de Luze and d’Arsac in Margaux; châteaux Le Bosq, Lillian Ladouys and Le Crock in Saint-Estèphe; Château Lestage in Listrac-Médoc and eight properties in Haut-Médoc: châteaux d’Agassac, Arnauld, Belle-Vue, Cambon La Pelouse, Charmail, Malescasse, de Malleret and du Taillan.

The estates will be able to apply their classification to their labels from the 2018 vintage for the next five years with the next classification earmarked for 2022.

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