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The 1855 classification of Bordeaux in 1855 Paris Exposition

1855 - The 1855 classification of Bordeaux in 1855 Paris Exposition

Emperor Napoleon III asked the Bordeaux merchants to compile a list of the best wine properties for the 1855 Paris Exposition. One of the most well-known lists of wine estate rankings in the world is the Bordeaux classification from 1855. As French wine gained international recognition as the gold standard for the wine industry, it began to become a pillar of the French economy and a source of national pride.

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