Beyond the lofty First Growths — those six stellar properties lucky enough to be selected as top producers during the official Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855 and Château Mouton Rothschild in 1973 — there are the Super Seconds.
These Second Growth Bordeaux estates are very comparable in quality to the First Growths. In fact, many experts argue, quite persuasively, that the original classification should be re-evaluated….but that’s an issue for another blog. Just like the First Growths, the Super Seconds maintain the best winemakers, state-of-the-art equipment and a reputation for consistently producing exceptional wines.
But, when you consider value in wine purchases, the Super Seconds are tops — many are 95-100 points, selling for $150-300, while the First Growths are priced at $400-$1,000 or even more. With quality, price and overall drinking pleasure in mind, it’s incredibly easy to find happiness with one of these wines. And that’s why we constantly look to acquire them for our clientele.
Here then, are our favorite Super Seconds with a little story for each of them. To order the wines, call 850-687-1370 or write [email protected]
Château Cos d’Estournel
Louis Gaspard d’Estournel, the original owner of Cos d’Estournel was often referred to at the Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe. D’Estournel traveled extensively throughout Asia and expressed his love for the Orient within the architectural design of his estate. The exotic, Asian-influenced Château is as astounding today as it was in 1811.