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Second Wines

Formerly perceived as wines worthy of lesser interest, the second wines knew how to gain a place of honor in the hierarchy of Bordeaux wines. Reduced quantities, better plots ... everything is done by the different areas, in order to offer the best second wine. Competition is real and pushes the various producers to surpass themselves with each harvest to do better than their neighbors. The result is often a superb value for money that will delight the most difficult palates.

Second wine from Médoc
The RICHARD-BARRAUD family has been working for five generations to produce quality red wines in Queyrac (Bordeaux - France), one of the northernmost communes in the Médoc AOC. This winemaking .....(read more)
8,
33€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
A barrel sample blended of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2.5% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Sarget de Gruaud Larose has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and quite an expressive nose of warm plums, black cherries and warm blackcurrants with nuances of to...(read more)
Overall score of the experts 1 review
87.0
Robert Parker 87-89
18,
50€

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Second wine from Saint-Estephe
It was not by chance that Bernard O’Phelan (1770-1841), a young Irish wine merchant, left his native town of Tipperary at the end of the 18th century to set himself up in Bordeaux. The town at thi.....(read more)
19,
50€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
Formerly named Château Capdet, by the name of the family of the owners of this family farm until the 2014 vintage, Le Château La fleur Lauga was taken over for the 2015 harvest by Charles Brun, alread.....(read more)
20,
83€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
Youthfully rigid, with a strong apple wood frame around the vivid cherry and cassis fruit flavors, cruising through a grippy, briar-edged finish. The fruit is pure, but this has moderate range overall. Drink as soon as the tension eases up. Best from 2021 through 2028. 12,500 cas...(read more)
Overall score of the experts 1 review
89.0
Wine Spectator 89
21,
25€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
An open-knit style, with bright anise and açai notes out front, backed by cassis and crushed cherry fruit flavors. Shows a dusting of vanilla on the finish....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 4 reviews
89.2
Jancis Robinson 16 Robert Parker 88 Wine Spectator 88-91 James Suckling 92-93
22,
08€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
Pale to medium garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Connetable de Talbot features red and black plums as well as red and black currants on the nose with suggestions of bay leaves, fallen leaves and cloves. The palate is medium-bodied, refreshing and elegant with plenty of lively red b...(read more)
Overall score of the experts 2 reviews
89.0
Robert Parker 88 Via Vinum 90
22,
08€

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Second wine from Saint-Estephe
It was not by chance that Bernard O’Phelan (1770-1841), a young Irish wine merchant, left his native town of Tipperary at the end of the 18th century to set himself up in Bordeaux. The town at thi.....(read more)
23,
29€

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Second wine from Pauillac
The 2016 Lacoste-Borie is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, cropped at 50 hectoliters per hectare. It has a clean and precise bouquet, not as complex as some of its peers, yet with thoroughly enjoyable raspberry and blackcurrant leaf tinged wit...(read more)
Overall score of the experts 2 reviews
88.0
Robert Parker 88-90 Jeff Leve 88
23,
75€

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Second wine from Saint-Estephe
This has a solid core of dark plum and blackberry fruit laced with subtle alder and tobacco notes. Delivers a smoldering charcoal hint on the finish, though this red is open, fleshy and accessible in feel. Drink now through 2030. 11,667 cases made....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 8 reviews
91.3
Jancis Robinson 17+ Robert Parker 90 Wine Spectator 90 Wine Enthusiast 92 James Suckling 93 Decanter 91 Vinous 93 Jeb Dunnuck 91
23,
75€

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Second wine from Margaux
The 2016 BriO de Cantenac Brown is rich and dense in the glass, with generous dark fruit, chocolate, leather, licorice, smoke, tobacco and charcoal notes. This sumptuous, bold second wine from Cantenac Brown is a fine choice for drinking now and over next few years. As with the ...(read more)
Overall score of the experts 2 reviews
88.5
Vinous 88 Jeb Dunnuck 89
24,
58€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 La Petite Marquise sings of redcurrants, tobacco and black raspberries with touches of forest floor, bay leaves and dusty soil. Medium-bodied and finely grained on the palate, it has an approachable frame and loads of red and black ...(read more)
Overall score of the experts 1 review
89.0
Robert Parker 89
24,
92€

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Second wine from Margaux
This is still a bit compact, but has juicy black cherry and plum notes lined with a briar hint, while sweet tobacco and singed juniper accents gild the subtly long finish. Best from 2021 through 2029. 25,000 cases made....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 4 reviews
88.2
Wine Spectator 89 James Suckling 92 Decanter 87 Vinous 85-88
27,
08€

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Second wine from Pomerol
This has a seductive feel, with velvety plum and raspberry compote notes stretching from start to finish while light floral, anise and apple wood accents chime in and out. Nice integration through the finish. Best from 2022 through 2032. 6,250 cases made....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 4 reviews
90.5
Jancis Robinson 16.5 Robert Parker 90 Wine Spectator 90 James Suckling 92-93
27,
08€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
This is warm, featuring a gush of dark plum and blackberry puree flavors cruising through, with light tar and licorice notes as well. A fleshy and forward style, with just enough grip for balance. Tasty. Best from 2021 through 2031. 4,250 cases made....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 2 reviews
90.5
Wine Spectator 91 Vinous 90
29,
17€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
A little fusty on the nose but great balance and completeness on the palate. Very civil indeed....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 5 reviews
87.0
Jancis Robinson 16.5 Jean Marc Quarin 87 La RVF15 Le Figaro Vin 15.5 Bettane+Desseauve 13
30,
00€

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Second wine from Pomerol
Soft, friendly, forward and open-knit, with plum, grape and blackberry fruit. A gentle kiss of singed vanilla and a flash of graphite appear on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 6,666 cases made....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 5 reviews
88.0
Robert Parker 85 Wine Spectator 90 Wine Enthusiast 89 Le Figaro Vin 15.5 Bettane+Desseauve 15.5
31,
25€

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Second wine from Saint-Emilion
The story begins in 1823 when the Esquissaud family acquired the terroirs of Châteaux Faugères and Péby Faugères.In 1987, Pierre-Bernard Gurez inherited it: all the wine was then sold to a single loca.....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 1 review
94.0
James Suckling 94
32,
08€

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Second wine from Pauillac
A touch old-school, featuring savory, tobacco and rosemary accents amid a core of concentrated black cherry, red currant and plum paste flavors. Slightly austere, with chalky minerality harnessing the finish. A savory edge peeks in at the last second. For fans of the style. Best ...(read more)
Overall score of the experts 6 reviews
91.3
Jancis Robinson 17 Robert Parker 90 Wine Spectator 92 James Suckling 93-94 Decanter 92 Vinous 90-93
38,
25€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
Solid, with engaging cassis, cherry and blueberry fruit flavors, backed by a mouthwatering bramble note and flash of roasted apple wood. Captures the essence of '16 St.-Julien in a more accessible package. Best from 2021 through 2030. 10,000 cases made....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 7 reviews
91.0
Jancis Robinson 17 Robert Parker 91-93 Wine Spectator 91 Via Vinum 91 Bettane+Desseauve 16.5 James Suckling 93-94 Decanter 91
38,
75€

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Second wine from Saint-Estephe
This has good energy, with a light briar note through the mix of raspberry, plum and cherry paste flavors. Subtle chalk and iron streaks add texture and cut on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2031. 18,333 cases made....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 5 reviews
92.2
Jancis Robinson 17 Robert Parker 92 Wine Spectator 91 Wine Enthusiast 94 James Suckling 93-94
40,
00€

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Second wine from Saint-Julien
Solid, with engaging cassis, cherry and blueberry fruit flavors, backed by a mouthwatering bramble note and flash of roasted apple wood. Captures the essence of '16 St.-Julien in a more accessible package. Best from 2021 through 2030. 10,000 cases made....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 5 reviews
92.6
Jancis Robinson 17 Robert Parker 92 Wine Spectator 91 Wine Enthusiast 95-97 James Suckling 94-95
43,
92€

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Second wine from Margaux
Features an overt core of ripe plum and blackberry confiture flavors, lined with cocoa and fresh humus hints. A lacing of singed alder in the background helps harness the fruit, with cassis bush and licorice snap notes checking in on the finish. Drink now through 2030....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 6 reviews
92.5
Jancis Robinson 16.5 Robert Parker 93 Wine Spectator 90 Wine Enthusiast 93-95 James Suckling 95-96 Jeff Leve 94
62,
50€

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Second wine from Pauillac
The gently steeped plum and red currant fruit allows light anise, iron and cedar notes to enter slowly before taking hold on the slightly taut, savory-tinged finish. The iron element lingers longest in the end, giving this a sense of refinement. Best from 2022 through 2035....(read more)
Overall score of the experts 5 reviews
92.6
Jancis Robinson 17 Robert Parker 93 Wine Spectator 92 Wine Enthusiast 92 James Suckling 95-96
216,
67€

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