Bordeaux wines are some of the most famous and highly-regarded wines in the world. They are produced in the Bordeaux region of southwestern France, where the climate and soil are ideal for growing certain types of grapes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Bordeaux wines are typically classified into one of five categories, known as the Bordeaux classifications, based on their quality and price. Some of the most famous Bordeaux wines include Château Margaux, Château Latour, and Château Lafite-Rothschild. Bordeaux wines are often described as full-bodied, complex, and elegant, with flavours of blackcurrant, plum, and tobacco. They are best paired with rich, flavorful dishes such as beef and lamb.