on 11 April 2010
After a short explanation of the 1855 classification system and its history, each classified chateaux is described in detail with stunning pictures. Chateaux Léoville Las Cases is not included, not being a member of the Conseil des Grands Crus Classés. This coffee table book is very positive on all chateaux and gives unfortunately no information on the quality and personality of the wines produced. For all the years since the classification started the overall rating is given (1855-2005). This book, produced to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this classification, is more for admirers of beautiful Chateaux in France than for wine lovers.