While we were researching our infographic on Bordeaux’s five famous first growths we worked our way through some fascinating books from the nineteenth century — including a text prepared in advance of The International Exposition of 1867. That book, Charles de Lorbac’s Les Richesses Gastronomiques de la France: Les Vins de Bordeaux profiles all of Bordeaux’s classified wineries. The profiles are accompanied by beautiful illustrations of the chateaux, drawn by Charles Lallemand (as far as we know not the Charles Lallemand who attempted to colonize Texas for France).

Below are fifteen carefully enhanced illustrations of the five first growths, along with the ‘super seconds,’ and other famous wineries in the Médoc (although Château Haut-Brion is included here, no other wineries beyond the Médoc were profiled in the original text).

Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Latour

Château Latour

Château Margaux

Château Margaux

Château Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion

Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Cos d’Estournel

Château Cos d’Estournel

Château Ducru Beaucaillou

Château Ducru Beaucaillou

Château Léoville Las Cases

Château Léoville Las Cases

Château Léoville Poyferré

Château Léoville Poyferré

Château Montrose

Château Montrose

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Château Pichon Longueville Baron

Château Pichon Longueville Baron

Château Palmer

Château Palmer

Château Lynch-Bages

Château Lynch-Bages

Château Pontet Canet

Château Pontet Canet