What a twist in the Crus Bourgeois classification since the start of the 20th century!
Created in 1932, it was redefined and then canceled by a court decision in 2003. In 2010, Mr. Gardinier (former owner of Château Phélan Ségur) and his circle, seized the subject, redefined a specifications and come back to a simpler classification, integrating only the concept of Cru Bourgeois.
While the new 2017 ranking has just been announced, we present the key changes and the lucky winners!
Cru Bourgeois: the 3 key changes of the new classification
First of all, this new classification is valid for five years and applies to the vintages 2018 to 2022, and no longer on a single vintage as it was often the case. The other major modification is the reintroduction of the hierarchy on three levels: Cru Bourgeois, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur & Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel. The idea of promoting a competition to make you want to take it to the next level gives new dynamism to the competition. Finally, the Crus Bourgeois website explains to us that: “the work was done in collaboration with an independent organization which ensures the impartiality of the Classification”. This is a historic first which we want to highlight.
In addition, the Cru Bourgeois Alliance is supporting this new classification with a new large-scale communication which will make it possible to better convey information to consumers.
Key figures and the geographical distribution of the new classification:
Cru Bourgeois : the 7 main evaluation criteria
This new ranking is based on 7 main principles:
- The quality of the wine: it is evaluated during blind tasting over several vintages.
- Independence and impartiality: “the jury is made up of 6 people supervised by a verification organization.
- Quality controls that last for the duration of the classification
- Commitment to consumers
- The enhancement of the positive points highlighted by each property
- The respect of environment
- The traceability and authentication of each bottle thanks to the “Cru Bourgeois” sticker affixed
Cru Bourgeois: our classified gems !
This February 20th, at the revelation of the new ranking, we were very pleased to discover that some of our gems had been rewarded! Below, a summary of the awards obtained:
|Château du Taillan||Haut Médoc||Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel|
|Château Charmail||Haut-Médoc||Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel|
|Château Lilian Ladouys||Saint-Estèphe||Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel|
|Château Belle-Vue||Haut-Médoc||Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel|
|Château Peyrabon||Haut-Médoc||Cru Bourgeois Supérieur|
|Château du Retout||Haut-Médoc||Cru Bourgeois Supérieur|
|Château Laujac||Médoc||Cru Bourgeois Supérieur|
|Château Clément Pichon||Haut-Médoc||Cru Bourgeois Supérieur|
|Château Fonréaud||Listrac-Médoc||Cru Bourgeois Supérieur|
|Château Haut-Queyran||Haut-Médoc||Cru Bourgeois|
|Château Myon de l’Enclos||Moulis||Cru Bourgeois|
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