No Longer Second Rate

Second wines offer a taste of a top château, at a fraction of the price
James Molesworth
Issue: March 31, 2012

The 2009 Bordeaux vintage was the most expensive vintage ever when it was first offered en primeur, in the spring of 2010. And some fluctuation at auction notwithstanding, prices have not come down now that the wines are bottled. With so many top estates priced beyond the reach of the average consumer, what's a Bordeaux lover to do? Wine Spectator's James Molesworth explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands February 28, 2012.

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