The taste bud-dazzling wines make Route des Châteaux possibly the most desired strip of wine country to visit in the world.
No other wine route will wind you past more famous wineries and vineyards than the drive through Bordeaux's Médoc region.
Boasting eight legendary appellations, the Médoc is the king of wine regions. Although the countryside itself is flat and fairly unremarkable as far as wine country goes, the magnificent châteaux that give this route its name leave travelers in awe. Built in a variety of styles, the properties along this route include ones even a newcomer to wine drinking is sure to recognize: Lafite, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux, Pichon-Longueville and Cos d'Estournel.
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