Bordeaux - French Wine
Bordeaux is one of the world's great wine regions, with reference to wines such as Chateau Haut Brion dating back to the 1400s. Because of the history and fame, people almost always think Bordeaux has to be expensive to be good, and that just isn't so.
For more information, see our original article "Bordeaux Basics"
The best values in Bordeaux generally come from areas labelled Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur, Medoc or as one of the suburbs (shall we say) of St. Emilion (Montagne, Lussac, etc.) or the various Cotes (Bourg, Castillon, etc.) and other areas that don't contain Grand Crus.