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The Decanter Quiz – Bordeaux special, Tuesday – Answers

How did you do in today's Decanter Quiz? Check your answers here.

How many Chateaux are there in the 1855 classification?

There 54, of which one is Chateau d’Yquem (which produces a dessert wine). The majority are classified under their red wines.

Which Chateau has it’s name surrounded by a heart on the label of it’s bottles?

Chateau Calon-Segur.

In terms of quality, name the odd vintage.

2007 is the odd vintage being the only year to get rather poor scores.

What does the iconic sculpture at Smith-Haut Lafitte depict?

A leaping hare.

How many Chateaux are there in the 1855 classification?

The most common trellis system in Bordeaux is the Guyot, not the Geneva double curtain.

Who were the first people to bring wine over into Bordeaux?

The Romans, although the Greeks were the first civillisation to start spreading the making of wine.

In which year were the crus bourgeois first classified?


What was the average temperature in Bordeaux during 2006, in celcius?

It was 15.5 degrees celcius.

Macaroons are a specialty of which Bordeaux appellation?


Artigues Arnaud is the previous name for which Chateau?

Chateau Grand-Puy-Ducass

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Written by Matt Chappell

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