Special Premium Bordeaux Wine Event Arrives October 12

You’re invited! Join us in honoring the region of Bordeaux with a special collection of premium wine up to 66% off. The next WTSO Premium Bordeaux Event will be Thursday, October 12, 2023. This curated selection is perfect for both an exploratory sipper and experienced wine collector!

Read on to learn about the history of Bordeaux wines and what makes them so special, in addition to getting a sneak peek of some of the featured bottles from France’s most prominent wine appellations within Bordeaux. 

Grand Cru Classé of Médoc and Graves

In 1855, a Bordeaux Wine Official Classification was developed after Napoleon III inquired to select the best Bordeaux wines for presentation at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. “Left Bank” wines selected from Médoc estates and one from Graves were graded in ascending order from Fifth to First Growth. Initially, there were only four First Growth wines: Château Lafite, Château Latour, Château Margaux, and Haut-Brion. After years of persistent petitioning, Château Mouton-Rothschild was promoted from Second to First Growth in 1973, the most famous change to the classification. Today, the list has evolved to include 61 red wines produced in one of the following appellations: Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Haut-Médoc, and Pessac-Léognan. All five major black Bordeaux grape varieties are permitted in the wines, but Cabernet Sauvignon features prominently in many of the best blends.

      • Château Belgrave Haut-Médoc Cru Classé 2018
      • Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Grand Cru Classé 2016
Grand Cru Classé of Graves

Between 1953 and 1959, France’s Institute National des Appellations d’Origine enlisted a jury to classify the top wine estates in Bordeaux’s Graves region. The classification includes both red and white wines, with all the châteaux residing in the appellation of Pessac-Léognan. 

      • Château Malartic Lagravière Rouge Pessac-Léognan 2017
Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion

A century after the Médoc wines were ranked, France’s Institut National des Appellations d’Origine developed a classification system for the Merlot-centered “Right Bank” wines of Saint-Émilion in 1955. Since then, the list is updated approximately every decade or so and contains three levels. In ascending order, they are: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé (B), and Premier Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé (A).

      • Château Faugères St.-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2015
      • Château Trotte Vieille St.-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2018
      • Château Gracia St.-Émilion Grand Cru 2016

While there is no official classification for Pomerol wines, some of Bordeaux’s most coveted bottles hail from this small, unassuming “Right Bank” region. As in Saint-Émilion, Merlot takes center stage here, providing the base for distinctive reds with marvelous aging potential. Vineyards cultivated on elevated, gravelly clay parts of the plateau tend to yield the best quality grapes. Château Petrus consistently fetches the highest prices among all Bordeaux wines, but many other top producers within the appellation offer a classic tasting experience for far less. 

      • Le Clos du Beau-Père Pomerol 2018
      • Château Plincette Pomerol 2020
      • Château Rouget Pomerol 2019

We hope to see you on Thursday, October 12 for this Premium Bordeaux Event! On top of everyday savings, receive a $10 discount at checkout when you purchase 6 bottles from this top-rated collection.

*Promotion is sponsored by Wine Marketing Group. Cannot be combined with certain codes, discounts, or promotions. Void where prohibited.


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