Bordeaux Value Wine Guide to All the Best Deals in Bordeaux Wine Today

Top Ten Things to Know About Bordeaux Value Wines

#1 Bordeaux offers more high-quality value wines than every other wine region.

#2 Bordeaux value wines are often produced in large volumes making them easy to find.

#3 Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux can offer some of the best value priced wine in the world for Cabernet Sauvignon.

#4 Almost every Bordeaux value wine can be enjoyed young, or even on release.

#5 Even though most Bordeaux value wines are delicious young, they can age and evolve, or up to 2 decades or more!

#6 Bordeaux value wines from the Right Bank offer the best deals for Merlot and Cabernet Franc in the world!

#7 Some of the best priced Bordeaux wines have terroir similar to, or even better than Classified Growths, they are just in less prestigious appellations.

#8 It is not only red Bordeaux that offers great deals. You can find incredible white Bordeaux wines and sweet wine from Sauternes and other appellations that are sold at very fair prices.

#9 Well priced Bordeaux wines are found not only in the smaller appellations, but you can find fabulous wines at low prices in the top appellations as well, look to St. Emilion, Pessac Leognan, Margaux and St. Estephe.

#10 With climate change and dedication, value priced Bordeaux wines have never been better!

It is easy to spend a lot of money and buy all the highest rated wines. But, it takes some knowledge to find all the best wines that sell for a song from Bordeaux. Today, there are several inexpensive Bordeaux wines that compete with the more famous wines, but you need to know where to look, and what the best wine values are.

All of the wines from the appellations on this page offer great values for wines with character, style and the ability to age. But with thousands of great and affordable, Bordeaux value wines to choose from it’s often difficult to know which producers deserve your attention. This page, and our wine tasting notes are going to help you find all the best buys in Bordeaux value wine today.

If you want to read about other Bordeaux wine producers in different Bordeaux appellations: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles If you are interested in learning more about Bordeaux wine, we offer numerous articles on everything about Bordeaux wine, from a history of the Bordeaux region and the famous 1855 Classification, to the grapes used to produce Bordeaux wine and even vintage summaries covering Bordeaux wine from 1900 to today: All About Bordeaux Wine Guide

For an insiders look at the main appellations producing the best Bordeaux value wines today, please see any of the links listed below or to the left of the page which lead to the top Bordeaux value wines being made today from a myriad of appellations that range from the Bordeaux Satellite regions along with Cotes de Castillon, Lalande de Pomerol, Fronsac, Bordeaux Superieur, Canon Fronsac, Entre Deux Mers, St. Emilion Satellites and Cotes de Bordeaux.

  • Bordeaux Superieur
  • Cotes de Blaye
  • Cotes de Bordeaux
  • Cotes de Bourg
  • Cotes de Castillon
  • Cotes de Francs
  • Entre Deux Mers
  • Fronsac Canon Fronsac
  • Lalande de Pomerol
  • St. Emilion Satellite Appellations
  • Haut Medoc and Lesser Appellations
  • Extensive Guide to the Smaller, Lesser Known Bordeaux Chateaux and Vineyards
  • What separates these wines from other value Bordeaux wines is they offer great style, character, the ability to age and are often a pleasure to enjoy in their, fruit forward, luscious youth! And they are available for fair prices! That is a difficult combination to find these days.

    Plus, because many of the top Bordeaux value wines come from large estates, they produce thousands of cases per year, making them easy to locate and purchase. They are truly, affordable Bordeaux wines. Most of the better wines in this category are priced between $15 and $40.

    The best vintages for the Right Bank Satellite appellations and Petit Chateaux are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2001, 2000 and 1998. Older vintages from these regions should have already been consumed.

    It’s easy to spend a lot of money and buy great wine. Anyone can do that. The trick is being able to purchase the gems of Bordeaux and not go broke doing it.

    While the famous First Growth wines garner the most attention, especially in the press, with their incredible high prices, along with some of the legendary wines of the Right Bank, an ocean of well-priced Bordeaux value wine is produced in most vintages that deserve your attention.

    The top Bordeaux value wines are produced in the Left Bank appellation of the Haut-Medoc and in the various appellations surrounding St. Emilion and Pomerol, often called the satellite appellations.

    The satellite appellations of Bordeaux consist of a myriad of different communes, soils and terroir. The most important appellations are: Cotes de Castillon, Lalande de Pomerol, Fronsac, Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux Superieur, Entre Deux Mers and Cotes de Bordeaux.

    Merlot is the dominant grape used in most red, Bordeaux value wines. This is followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere, which also play an important part in the blend.

    There are also a wide variety of refreshing, inexpensive, white, Bordeaux value wines produced from a combination of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle, Pinot Gris, Ugni Blanc and Colombard. Many of these wines are produced in little known appellations that if you’re careful, can provide some nice values.

    For a complete, detailed overview of the smaller appellations, please see: Small, Lesser Known Bordeaux Appellation Guide