The Decanter Quiz - Bordeaux Special #3 - Answers

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Chateau Pichon Longueville

Chateau Beychevelle has a viking ship with a creature on the front - the guardian of Dionysos' wine crater in Greek mythology - but what is it?

A griffin - Beychevelle was the fief of the Dukes of Epernon, during the reign of Henri III, including an admiral in the french navy. It's said that, as sea captains sailed past the Chateau, they would lower their sails to show their allegiance to this powerful man.

Clos Fourtet, of St-Emillion, is a premier grand cru classe, true or false?


True

Which Margaux Chateau has a wine production of 300,000 bottles?

Chateau Lascombes

Chateau Pichon-Longueville is undoubtedly one of Bordeaux's most striking chateaux, with a fairytale architecture, but when was it built?


1851

Chateau Peymartin is the second wine of which Saint-Julien winery?


Chateau Gloria

Which of these is the odd one out?

Chateau La Cabanne - the other two are in the Pessac-Leognan appellation.

Who is Patrick Maroteaux?


He is the owner of Chateau Branaire-Ducru

Out of these appellations, which is the largest?

Saint-Emillion is the largest with 5,500 hectares under vine - more than Margaux, St-Julien, St-Estephe and Pauillac put together!

In the 3rd century B.C a celtic tribe founded the city of Bordeaux - what did they call it?

Burdigala

Bordeaux's en primeur week originally existed so that Royal visitors, Kings and Queens, could be the first to taste the new vintage. True or false?

False