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When it comes to pedigree and panache, the red wines of Bordeaux's first-growth wine estates stand at the head of the class. Cult wines from around the world come and go like pop stars, but the five top-ranked châteaus of France's premier wine region attract loyal buyers from the four corners, just as they did 150 years ago when the famous 1855 Classification of Bordeaux created the designation.
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