This may sound a little crazy, but take a moment to close your eyes while you're browsing through this book. You're sure to taste a hint of fine red wine spreading across your tongue. The Grand Châteaux of Bordeaux is your complete guide to the most famous wine-growing region in the world. Discover outstanding vineyards and their wines in spectacular photos: everything from Margaux and Mouton Rothschild to Gruaud Larose and Latour. Take an exciting look behind the walls of the châteaux where these storied vintages are born. See Bordelais vintners and cellar masters at work in Saint-Émilion or Pomerol. And learn about the history of the vineyard estates and their architectural heritage, as well as grape varieties, wine storage, and soil characteristics, because, as Goethe famously said, 'Life is too short to drink bad wine.' The informative texts round out the book like the silky finish of a Grand Cru.