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Bordeaux

To meet our criteria, only the best is good enough. Of the thousands of wines produced in the Bordeaux region, only a relatively small number can be considered collectable grade.

Here’s our Top Twenty arranged from Left and Right Banks and by region (click each region for a summary):

Left Bank

Margaux

Chateau Margaux

Château Margaux (1st Growth)

Of all the first growths Margaux is certainly in the running for being the most magnificent with its imposing 19th Century chateau. The vineyard of Château Margaux is one of four wines to achieve First Growth status in the 1855 Bordeaux Classificatione.
Chateau Palmer

Château Palmer (3rd Growth)

A great wine of Marguax. Originally planted by an English general, Palmer is officially a third growth, but commands prices between first and second growth wines, an indication of its quality.

Pauillac

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Château Lafite Rothschild (1st Growth)

A brand that is hugely popular with the Asian market, Chateau Lafite Rothschild's 222 acres produces 15,000 to 25,000 cases per year depending on the success of the vintage.
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Château Mouton-Rothschild (1st Growth)

Is a wine estate located in the village of Pauillac in the Medoc, 50 km (30 miles) north-west of the city of Bordeaux, France. Its red wine of the same name is regarded as one of the world's greatest clarets. Originally known as Chateau Brane-Mouton it was renamed by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853 to Chateau Mouton Rothschild. It was the first estate to begin complete chateau bottling of the harvest.
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Château Latour (1st Growth)

The vineyard of Chateau Latour is located in the famous Medoc wine region, belonging to the Pauillac appellation. The quality of its wine depends partly on the type of grape variety and also on the exceptional combination of natural elements. For many, Chateau Latour is the epitome of claret.
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Château Lynch Bages (5th Growth)

A personal favourite for sheer drinking pleasure, Lynch Bages is a wine that belies its classification and is extremely good value.
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Château Pontet-Canet (5th Growth)

An emerging star of the Medoc, Pontet-Canet offers excellent quality for the price.
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Château Grand Puy Lacoste

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Château Pichon Baron

Pessac Leognan

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Château Haut-Brion (1st Growth)

Chateau Haut-Brion is one of the most famous and highly sought of all the Chateaux of Bordeaux. It was the only first-growth to be American owned and Bordeaux's first internationally acclaimed winemaking estate.
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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

If wine drinkers sometimes sound like they are religious about their drink, this is literally true of La Mission Haut-Brion. Founded by the local congregation, much of the early production was supplied to senior church figures, including Cardinal Richelieu. Long in private hands, it is known as a rich, powerful wine. Not to be confused with its neighbouring vineyard, and rival, Haut-Brion.

St Julien

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Château Leoville las Cases (2nd Growth)

A second growth wine often of first growth quality, Leoville Las Cases is one of the more affordable great wines of Bordeaux. A great entry-level purchase for those with a low budget, we also use it to balance portfolios that are dominated by higher priced vintages.
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Château Leoville Barton (2nd Growth)

One of the best of super-seconds, Leoville Barton is a good value wine alongside Leoville Las Cases.
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Château Gruard-Larose

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Château Beychevelle

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Château Leoville Poyferre

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Château Ducru Beaucaillou

St. Estephe

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Château Cos d'Estournel (2nd Growth)

One of the finest wines from the Medoc region, Cos d'Estournel is a neighbour of Lafite Rothschild.
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Château Montrose (2nd Growth)

With huge density and power, Montrose is one of our favourite second growth wines along with Cos d'Estournel.

Right Bank

Pomerol

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Château Petrus

Like its Pomerol cousin, Le Pin, Chateau Petrus is not a first growth, but again produces one of the most highly rated and expensive wines in the world. The name Petrus often pops up in stories of fabled restaurant meals, and is the wine of choice for bankers and city traders desperate to burn their bonuses.
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Chais du Château La Conseillante

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Château L'Eglise Clinet

St-Emilion

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Château Ausone

Only one of two wines to be ranked Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The cellars are caves in the limestone cliffs beneath the town of Saint-Émilion.
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Château Figeac

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Château Clos Fourtet

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Château Cheval Blanc

There are two top chateaux in St Emilion - Cheval Blanc and Ausone. Cheval Blanc is a wine with a very wide range for drinking, either when first bottled or 20-30 years later.
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Château Angelus

Promoted to Premier Grand Cru status in 1996, this wine is one of the stars of St Emilion.
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Château Pavie

With a history dating back to the Romans in the 4th Century, Pavie is a great wine of the St Emilion region and ranks just below Ausone and Cheval Blanc for quality.

Other wines available to EFWines are Clerc MilonDomaine de ChevalierL’EvangileLafon RochetPape ClémentRauzan Ségla,Trotanoyd’Yquem,Château Le PinChâteau LafleurChâteau Calon SegurChâteau ClinetChâteau Duhart MilonChâteau La Fleur PetrusChâteau Pichon LalandeVieux Château Certan and also the second wines of the First Growths.

Burgundy

The premium grades are collectively known as Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC), which is the name of the most famous vineyard, although the full list of chateaux is:

Romanee-Conti

La Tache

Richebourg

Romanee-St-Vivant

Grans Echezeaux

Echezeaux

Montrachet

All these vineyards produce exquisite wines in very small quantities, creating an intense demand amongst the most avid (and, necessarily, rich) wine enthusiasts.  Some of the finest wine in the world comes from this small area.

Rhone

The Rhone region of France is the third area that produces wine that we include in our portfolio.  Among the many wines found amongst a range of apellations, including Cotes Du Rhone and Cote-Rotie, there is the extemely select collection of single-vineyard wines known collectively as the "La La's":

La Mouline

La Landonne

La Turque

The flagship wines for the Guigal family, they are renowned for the makers fanatical attention to detail and quality control.  Again, very low production combined with international fame and renown makes these wines ideal candidates for increased portfolio diversity.

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