When you bring up the topic of Bordeaux, dollar signs start to dance around in many people’s heads … and why not? This fabled region has a cache about it that transcends the truth.
To a vast many Bordeaux is wine, it’s the “birthplace” of the blend, the be-all and end-all when it comes to the pressed and fermented grape; and it is seen as a place where the good ones are way out of your price range.
There are lots of stories these days about Bordeaux being an investment and that puts many people off making a purchase or even investigating the section at their local wine store; they hear about the constantly rising prices of these wines and there’s just no budget for it. Which then demands the question: who has the kind of cash to buy Bordeaux anymore?
The simple answer is: you do.
You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a good wine from this region; sure if you want to line the cellar walls with first, second and third growths then you will pay a pretty penny, but there are plenty of great values to be had. You just need to know what to look for. And that’s where I’ll swoop in to help.