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The Decanter Quiz – Bordeaux Special #3 – Answers

How did you do in today's Decanter Quiz? Find out here!

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?


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



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?


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?


Written by Matt Chappell

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