by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
If you've recently started collecting wine, you'll want to know the best wines to acquire. As it turns out, Bordeaux wines should be right at the top of your list. These wines blend premium grape varieties - primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for red Bordeaux, and Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Semillon for white Bordeaux. Combined with the estate's pride of production, regional differences help create the bold complexity for which Bordeaux wine is known.
by Chuck Hayward
They are called the Premier Grand Crus, the First Growths— a Bordeaux Best of the Best, designated as such by the famed Classification of 1855 (with a certain exception made in 1973). These five revered wineries— Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild— produce some of the most sought after and coveted wines by enthusiasts and collectors from across the globe. And I was about to taste them all!