Best second wines - Bordeaux

Second wines of Bordeaux Grand Crus

Our members love second wines. They have become a solid trend for Bordeaux Châteaux, allowing them to reach consumers who are not ready to splash on their expensive first wine. Made with younger vines or grapes from specific parcels, second wines generally benefit from the Château's know-how, terroir and prestige. Because its name is on the bottle, an estate has the obligation to elaborate a good second wine - for reputation purposes. This is why Bordeaux amateurs love them - high quality and more decent price!

Second wines are however not all worth it and there is a little digging to do in order to pick the best ones - and this is what Your Sommelier is here for. We have prepared a special selection of second wines from some of the most prestigious Bordeaux Châteaux: Chasse-Spleen, Lynch Bages, Phélan Ségur, Giscours... so many magical names which made Bordeaux's history and prestige. Oh, and if you are into slightly more mature wines, give a try to the Sarget de Gruaud Larose from the brillant 2000 vintage: A velvet wine perfect to drink right now!

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£ 10.90

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Château de Malleret may be a small, not so famous estate in Médoc but we have been impressed by their second wine, which offers a brillant value. The majority of Cabernet Sauvignon - which is rare for this price range - and a short period un oak barrels ensure a nice structure and seductive aromas of blackcurrant. This wine has received gold and silver...

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£ 12.10

Château de Malleret may be a small, not so famous estate in Médoc but we have been impressed by their second wine, which offers a brillant value. The majority of Cabernet Sauvignon - which is rare for this price range - and a short period un oak barrels ensure a nice structure and seductive aromas of blackcurrant. This wine has received gold and silver...

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Château Larrivaux is one of the few estates in Médoc to have belonged to the same family for three centuries! Quality has always been a focus for this neighbour of classified Château from Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe. L'X de Larrivaux, the second wine of the estate, exhibits a deep ruby color, aromas of black current and liquorice. It's a well-structured...

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£ 13.50

Château Larrivaux is one of the few estates in Médoc to have belonged to the same family for three centuries! Quality has always been a focus for this neighbour of classified Château from Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe. L'X de Larrivaux, the second wine of the estate, exhibits a deep ruby color, aromas of black current and liquorice. It's a well-structured...

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The vineyard of Château Malescasse is ideally located on great soils between Margaux and Saint-Julien. Vinification is under supervision of Stéphane Derenoncourt, one of the most famous Grand Cru advisors in Bordeaux and each parcel is vinified independently in oak barrels, to respect the terroir as much as possible. La Closerie is the second wine of...

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£ 13.60

The vineyard of Château Malescasse is ideally located on great soils between Margaux and Saint-Julien. Vinification is under supervision of Stéphane Derenoncourt, one of the most famous Grand Cru advisors in Bordeaux and each parcel is vinified independently in oak barrels, to respect the terroir as much as possible. La Closerie is the second wine of...

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Château Cantemerle is a 5th "Grand Crus Classés" of Médoc and benefits from a huge reputation worldwide. Its second wine, made from the young vines of the estate, has a similar profile but can be tasted earlier than its sibling, which needs several years in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates this 2011, giving a powerful expression of dark fruit,...

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£ 16.50

Château Cantemerle is a 5th "Grand Crus Classés" of Médoc and benefits from a huge reputation worldwide. Its second wine, made from the young vines of the estate, has a similar profile but can be tasted earlier than its sibling, which needs several years in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates this 2011, giving a powerful expression of dark fruit,...

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This charming red is the second wine from Château Maucaillou, one of the most famous non-classified Château from Moulis en Médoc. It benefits from the same care as the first wine: this estate was among the earliest believers in quality second wines. Fruity with slight wooden notes and a silky finish, this bottle offers an unbelievable value for money and...

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£ 18.85

This charming red is the second wine from Château Maucaillou, one of the most famous non-classified Château from Moulis en Médoc. It benefits from the same care as the first wine: this estate was among the earliest believers in quality second wines. Fruity with slight wooden notes and a silky finish, this bottle offers an unbelievable value for money and...

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Château Olivier is a Grand Cru Classé de Graves, within the Pessac-Léognan appellation, making wine with an astonishing quality and consistency. Le Dauphin, the second wine, shows delicious flavours of red and black berries, cigar box and sweet spices - typical from the appellation. Coming from the same vineyard as the first wine, Dauphin has the...

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£ 19.00

Château Olivier is a Grand Cru Classé de Graves, within the Pessac-Léognan appellation, making wine with an astonishing quality and consistency. Le Dauphin, the second wine, shows delicious flavours of red and black berries, cigar box and sweet spices - typical from the appellation. Coming from the same vineyard as the first wine, Dauphin has the...

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S de Siran is the second wine of Château Siran, from the Margaux appellation. It comes from the vineyard’s young vines and from a selection of the first wine that varies according to the vintage. Thanks to the large proportion of Merlot, the 2011 is a wine to drink in its youth. It shows both charm and complexity, a real catch for a Margaux under £20!

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£ 19.00

S de Siran is the second wine of Château Siran, from the Margaux appellation. It comes from the vineyard’s young vines and from a selection of the first wine that varies according to the vintage. Thanks to the large proportion of Merlot, the 2011 is a wine to drink in its youth. It shows both charm and complexity, a real catch for a Margaux under £20!

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Chasse-Spleen benefits from an excellent reputation within wine critics and specialists. Having perfect gravel soils, it is the highest ranked Châteaux in the Moulis appellation and is widely seen as a classified growth for its wines with strong aromas and elegant structure. Its second wine Héritage de Chasse-Spleen is a straight, beautiful and spicy red,...

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£ 21.60

Chasse-Spleen benefits from an excellent reputation within wine critics and specialists. Having perfect gravel soils, it is the highest ranked Châteaux in the Moulis appellation and is widely seen as a classified growth for its wines with strong aromas and elegant structure. Its second wine Héritage de Chasse-Spleen is a straight, beautiful and spicy red,...

Château Meyney is the neighbour of Château Montrose, the prestigious 2nd Cru Classé. It has a wonderful vineyard and its owners manage to make the most of it to produce a typical Saint-Estèphe. Though not from one of the greatest vintages, this 2008 proves to be excellent after a few years, with superb aromas of blackberries, liquorice, toast and spices....

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£ 23.00

Château Meyney is the neighbour of Château Montrose, the prestigious 2nd Cru Classé. It has a wonderful vineyard and its owners manage to make the most of it to produce a typical Saint-Estèphe. Though not from one of the greatest vintages, this 2008 proves to be excellent after a few years, with superb aromas of blackberries, liquorice, toast and spices....

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3rd Grand Cru Classé in 1855, Issan is one of the most renowned names in Margaux, making wines of a rare finesse. Blason d'Issan is made of the younger vines of the Château and is a beautiful wine. It offers complex and pure flavours of black cherries, a hint of nutmeg with a long spicy finish. A very elegant and silky wine, typical from the Margaux...

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£ 25.00

3rd Grand Cru Classé in 1855, Issan is one of the most renowned names in Margaux, making wines of a rare finesse. Blason d'Issan is made of the younger vines of the Château and is a beautiful wine. It offers complex and pure flavours of black cherries, a hint of nutmeg with a long spicy finish. A very elegant and silky wine, typical from the Margaux...

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Labastide, the second wine of Château Dauzac, is made from younger vines of the domain. This bottle is true silk, offering tasty notes of red fruit, blackberry, grilled nuts and a hint of vanilla. Wood and tannins are well integrated into the wine, giving a supple and feminine finish. 6 years down the line, we are now entering the most perfect drinking...

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£ 25.40

Labastide, the second wine of Château Dauzac, is made from younger vines of the domain. This bottle is true silk, offering tasty notes of red fruit, blackberry, grilled nuts and a hint of vanilla. Wood and tannins are well integrated into the wine, giving a supple and feminine finish. 6 years down the line, we are now entering the most perfect drinking...

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The second wine of Château Phélan Ségur offers great value in the bottle, benefiting from his older brother's team in the vineyard and at the winery. It is a round red with already a great maturity and boasting powerful aromas of red fruit and wood. Made to drink younger than the first wine, this 2011 had enough time to develop in the bottle and is now...

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£ 25.70

The second wine of Château Phélan Ségur offers great value in the bottle, benefiting from his older brother's team in the vineyard and at the winery. It is a round red with already a great maturity and boasting powerful aromas of red fruit and wood. Made to drink younger than the first wine, this 2011 had enough time to develop in the bottle and is now...

Château Giscours, 3rd classified growth (3ème Cru Classé), is a true star in Bordeaux and one of the best Margaux - producing powerful and classy wines. La Sirène is one of the most famous second wines and made of the same grape varieties and terroir than the main wine; it clearly benefits from the same authenticity. This 2015, an amazing vintage, has...

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£ 37.00

Château Giscours, 3rd classified growth (3ème Cru Classé), is a true star in Bordeaux and one of the best Margaux - producing powerful and classy wines. La Sirène is one of the most famous second wines and made of the same grape varieties and terroir than the main wine; it clearly benefits from the same authenticity. This 2015, an amazing vintage, has...

Second wine of Château Montrose in Saint-Estèphe and owned by Olivier and Martin Bouygues, La Dame de Montrose is considered as one of this appellation’s finest second wines by Robert Parker and was given a remarkable 17.5 by Jancis Robinson. It's a charming medium-bodied Bordeaux, with dark fruit, chocolate and spicy notes. Soft tannins, not as...

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£ 39.00

Second wine of Château Montrose in Saint-Estèphe and owned by Olivier and Martin Bouygues, La Dame de Montrose is considered as one of this appellation’s finest second wines by Robert Parker and was given a remarkable 17.5 by Jancis Robinson. It's a charming medium-bodied Bordeaux, with dark fruit, chocolate and spicy notes. Soft tannins, not as...

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Château Lynch-Bages belongs to the small club of the most beautiful crus of Pauillac. Benefiting from an ideal terroir made of gravel (typical from Pauillac), its reputation has been established for years. The second wine of the estate, Echo de Lynch Bages, exhibits nice flavours of ripe blackberry, cedar notes and a subtle peppery hint on the finish. A...

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£ 45.00

Château Lynch-Bages belongs to the small club of the most beautiful crus of Pauillac. Benefiting from an ideal terroir made of gravel (typical from Pauillac), its reputation has been established for years. The second wine of the estate, Echo de Lynch Bages, exhibits nice flavours of ripe blackberry, cedar notes and a subtle peppery hint on the finish. A...

Sarget de Gruaud-Larose is one of the most popular second wines in Bordeaux. Made of the younger vines of the estate, it receives the same care as its big brother. We have managed to get our hands on the rare, wonderful 2000 vintage - this is absolutely perfect for mature wine lovers! It exhibits silky notes of red fruit, a hint of fresh liquorice and a...

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£ 48.60

Sarget de Gruaud-Larose is one of the most popular second wines in Bordeaux. Made of the younger vines of the estate, it receives the same care as its big brother. We have managed to get our hands on the rare, wonderful 2000 vintage - this is absolutely perfect for mature wine lovers! It exhibits silky notes of red fruit, a hint of fresh liquorice and a...

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