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Medoc Private Tour (Cabernet wines)

One day of visits and wine tasting in the Medoc region and famous Chateaux Grand Cru Classe

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Why some Bordeaux wines are so legendary, what are the secrets of this divine beverage ? We have selected for you the best visits & wine tasting in 3 famous Medoc region (Margaux, Pauillac, St Julien...) and top Chateaux Grands Crus Classes of 1855. Explore the region in a private minivan with your personal guide and learn more about history and Bordeaux wines. A driven sightseeing on the famous "Route des Châteaux" will show you some of the most beautiful and prestigious one as Lafite, Margaux, Latour, Mouton, Palmer... Follow the steps of Thomas Jefferson !



Day wine tour in Medoc
Medoc wine tour







Itinerary

(Vineyard map)

9:00 /9:30am Pick-up from your hotel (private vehicle & personal guide)

Guided tour & wine tasting in a Classified Growth of Pauillac

Stop for lunch in a local gourmet restaurant

Visit & wine tasting St Julien or St Estephe Classified Growth 1855

Sightseeing on the Chateau wine road (Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Palmer ...)

Visit & wine tasting in a Classified Growth 1855 of Margaux

6:00/6:30pm Return to Bordeaux & drop-off (hotel, railway, airport)

Example of Chateaux (winery) usually visited


Mouton Rothschild, Palmer, Lascombes, Beychevelle, Giscours, Du Tertre, Gruaud Larose, Lagrange, Lafon Rochet ...

This wine tour in the Medoc region, is also an educational and fun way to learn more about the classification of 1855, hisrory of the region, blend variety, terroir, AOC.


479

- private tour
- personal guide
- visits & tasting
- for 2 persons
- all year round


Itinerary.pdf

Option 1 Mouton Rotshchild 1st Growth (€ 65 pp)

Chateau Mouton Rothschild, visit and tasting

This tour is an unique opportunity to visit one of the top five First Growth. It includes the technical facilities, the famous label's museum (Chagall, Miro, Picasso, Warhol ...) and of course, wine tasting (closed on we).



Option 2 Cos d'Estournel Experience (half day € 290 pp)

Chateau Cos d'Estournel

The Medoc Maharadjah will welcome you for a private and luxury experience. Here is a real palace, you will discover its unique "gravity" vat room and finish the tour with an exceptional vertical tasting of 6 different wines born of a noble terroir and glorified with respect by the passion of men over the centuries (closed on we).


Option 3 Chateau Palmer Experience (half day € 75 pp)

Chateau Palmer

Chateau Palmer is considered by wine lovers as a “super 2nd growth” orgnizes private visit and luxury experience. You will start with a historical and technical visit and then finish with a vertical tasting of 3 different wines of Chateau Palmer (closed on we).


For each of our tours and packages there is a detailed section showing what is included or not included. With

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Price :
for 2 persons € 479
More than 2 persons? price dependant on your group size, ask us for a quote.

Inclusions :
Visit & tasting fees, exclusive private recent minivan A/C - personal guide - roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Bordeaux - fuel - insurance - taxes.

Extra charge :
Drinks, lunch, option & any personal expenses. Pick up or drop off outside of Bordeaux.

Language available : English spoken tour (with french accent)

Duration : 8-9h

Delay : Some Chateaux are very sought after or very exclusive. Your request has to be sent earlier the better.
Don’t hesitate to let us know in your request if you have any preference for specifc wineries but, visit to First Growth (Lafite, Latour, Margaux or Mouton) can not be guaranteed

Objective of this tour : To allow the wine lovers from all over the world to taste Pauillac & Margaux wines and visit some of the Bordeaux most famous top estates.

Note : Visits are not private & only by special arrangement. Chateaux & schedule depend on availabilities. We can only confirm visited properties after your payment and a definitive itinerary will be sent to you before your arrival. Usually a tour with wine tasting takes around 1h/1h30 and they propose 2 wines from the estate. Chateaux & wineries are closed from 12am until 2pm.

The 1855 Classification was requested by Emperor Napoleon III to present the most famous Bordeaux wines at the Paris Universal exhibition. To follow up on the Emperor's request, the Bordeaux brokers ranked the wines in 5 levels according to a chateau's reputation and trading price.


The result was the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855:

First Growths (5):
- Lafite Rothschild (Pauillac)
- Latour (Pauillac)
- Margaux
- Mouton Rothschild (Pauillac)
- Haut Brion (Pessac) see our Sauternes & Graves Tours

Second Growths (14) :
- Rauzan Segla (Margaux)*
- Gruaud Larose (St Julien)*
- Pichon Longueville (Pauillac)*
- Pichon Comtesse (Pauillac)*
- Cos d'Estournel ( St Estephe)*
- Rauzan Gassies (Margaux)*
- Lascombes (Margaux)*
- Montrose (St Estephe)
- Leoville Las Cases (St Julien)
- Ducru Beaucaillou (St Julien)*
- Leoville Poyferre (St Julien)*
- Leoville Barton (St Julien)
- Dufort Viviens (Margaux)
- Brane Cantenac (Margaux)

Third Growths (14) :
- Palmer (Margaux)*
- Kirwan (Margaux)*
- Giscours (Margaux)*
- Lagrange (St Julien)*
- Cantenac Brown (Margaux)*
- Langoa Barton (St Julien)
- Issan (Margaux)
- Malescot St Exupery (Margaux)
- Boyd Cantenac (Margaux)
- La Lagune (Haut Medoc)*
- Desmirail (Margaux)
- Calon Segur (St Estephe)
- Ferriere (Margaux)
- Marquis d'Alesme becker (Margaux)

Fourth Growths (10):
- Beychevelle (St Julien)*
- Branaire Ducru (St Julien)*
- Prieure Lichine (Margaux)*
- Duhart Millon (Pauillac)
- Pouget (Margaux)
- Latour carnet (Haut Medoc)*
- Lafont Rocher (St Estephe)
- Marquis de Terme (Margaux)
- St Pierre (St Julien)
- Talbot (St Julien)

Fifth Growths (18):
- Pontet Canet (Pauillac)*
- Lynch Bages (Pauillac)*
- Du Tertre (Margaux)*
- Batailley (Pauillac)
- Haut Batailley (Pauillac)
- Grand Puy Lacoste (Pauillac)
- Grand Puy Ducasse (Pauillac)
- Lynch Moussas (Pauillac)
- Dauzac (Margaux)*
- D'Armailhac (Pauillac)
- Haut Bages Liberal (Pauillac)
- Pedesclaux (Pauillac)
- Belgrave (Haut Medoc)
- Camensac (Haut Medoc)
- Cos Labory (St Estephe)
- Clerc Millon (Pauillac)
- Croizet Bages (Pauillac)
- Cantemerle (Haut Medoc)


* Places usualy visited during our tours

Day trip to Margaux & Pauillac famous Chateaux Grand Cru Classe

Saint Emilion day tour that will bring you to the Merlot area. If you do not have a lot time to spend in the region, we also organize a day tour to Medoc + St-Emilion.



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