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

Key Figures on Cru Bourgeois Alliance website : https://www.crus-bourgeois.com/en/classement-2020/




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:

Cru Bourgeois

Châteaux  Appellation Récompenses 
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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