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Wine Pronunciation Guide

It is important to be able to pronounce the name of a wine correctly, although the ability to do so sometimes seems more of an art than a science. The dialects of Bordeaux, for example, seem to be influenced by many other European languages - Spanish, English and Dutch, for example - and I have even heard one proprietor pronounce the name of his chateau differently to an American than to an Italian.

Below is a comprehensive range of the top Bordeaux properties, arranged alphabetically. By clicking on the symbols you can hear the way they are pronounced in France - as good a start as any!

The sounds are kept in a basic .wav format, which can be read by most media players

Red Bordeaux

[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Ausone, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Batailley, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Beau Site, St. Estephe
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Beauregard, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Beausejour-Becot, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Beychevelle, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Bon Pasteur, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Cadet-Piola, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Calon-Ségur, St.Estèphe
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Canon, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Cheval Blanc, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Clinet, Pomerol.
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Clos des Templiers, Lalande de Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Clos Fourtet, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Clos Réné, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Conseillante, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Corbin, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Cos d'Estournel, St. Estèphe
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Coufran, Haut-Médoc
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Couvent des Jacobins, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau des Gondats, Bordeaux Supérieur
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau d'Issan, Margaux
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau du Glana, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Durfort-Vivens, Margaux
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Figeac, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Fleur Cardinale, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Fombrauge, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Fourcas Hosten, Listrac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Gloria, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Grand Mayne, St. Emilion Grand Cru Classé
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Guiraud Grimard, Côtes de Bourg
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Haut Batailley, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Haut Brion, Graves
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Haut Lariveau, Fronsac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Haut-Batailley, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Jonqueyres, Bordeaux Supèrieur
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Kirwan, Margaux
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau La Croix de Chenevelle, Lalande de Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau La Croix du Casse, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau La Louvière, Pessac-Léognan
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, Graves
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau la Prade, Cotes de Franc
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau La Tour de By, Médoc
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Lagrange, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau L'Angélus, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Langoa-Barton, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Larmande, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Latour, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Le Crock, St. Estèphe
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Le Gardera, Bordeaux Supérieur
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau L'Enclos, Pomerol.
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Leoville-Barton, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Léoville-Lascases, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Léoville-Poyferré, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Les Ormes de Pez, St. Estephe
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet, Médoc
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau L'Etoile, Graves
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau L'Evangile, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Macay, Côtes de Bourg
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Margaux, Margaux
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Maucaillou, Moulis
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Mayne Vallet, Premières Côtes de Blaye
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Montrose, St. Estèphe
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Palmer, Margaux
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Pape-Clement, Pessac-Léognan
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Pavie
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Pavie Macquin, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Pavie-Decesse, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Petit Village, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Phélan Ségur, St. Estèphe
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Lalande, Pauillac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Poujeaux, Moulis
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Puy Boyrein, Graves
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Respide, Graves
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Rouet, Fronsac
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Saint Pierre, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Segonzac, Premières Côtes de Blaye
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Siran, Margaux
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac Léognan
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Talbot, St. Julien
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Terre Rouge, Médoc
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Tour St. Bonnet, Medoc
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Troplong-Mondot
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Verdignan, Haut Médoc
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Chateau Vieux Robin, Médoc
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Clos des Jacobins, St. Emilion
[Pronounce-wine-name]  Domaine du Cardinal, Bordeaux-Côtes de Francs
[Pronounce-wine-name]  La Contrôlerie, Lalande de Pomerol