The First Growth Bordeaux wines are among the world’s most expensive and famous wines. The 1st Growths of Bordeaux are now, more than ever, in a class by themselves.
In unofficial classifications, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Haut Brion were listed as the finest and most costly wines of Bordeaux. They were thought of as First Growth Bordeaux wine, decades before the term became widely used.
Thomas Jefferson during his visit to Bordeaux in 1787 came up with his list of the best wines from the area as well. The list created by Thomas Jefferson also placed the First Growth Bordeaux wine producers at the top of his rankings.