Tag: second wines

Bordeaux’s second wines

Second wines are ubiquitous in Bordeaux today, but how did that come to be? Our Wine Director, Mark Pardoe MW, looks at the role of the second wine – and why collectors should pay attention. The use of the term “second wine” has become second nature when talking about the great châteaux of Bordeaux. But […]

Bordeaux second wines explained

The name alone implies that they are lesser, but what’s the truth about second wines? And are they worth buying? Fine Wine Specialist Simon Herriot explains what second wines are – and why Bordeaux lovers should be taking them seriously When is a second wine not a second wine? When it is a second label, […]