Only a handful of Bordeaux wines possess an official stamp of quality no others can claim. They are the Grand Cru Classés, some of world's most coveted wines. Not unexpectedly, with demand exceeding supply, these prestigious few can set us back prohibitively.
Luckily, some of these chateaux produce second wines. This "little sister" is next in quality to her elder sibling, but with excellent value for money. Reflective of the same location/terroir superiority, house style and winemaking expertise, second wines offer a fantastic glimpse into the inherent profile and character of the prestigious first wines.
At a fraction of the first wines' cost, these brilliant second wines have high quality-price ratio. Worth the buy.