For hundreds of years, the grand chateaux of Bordeaux set the standard in fine wine with their rich, complex, and age-worthy offerings. Especially with the recent discovery of China has a vital market, First Growth Bordeaux continues to be the pinnacle of wine collections everywhere. But don’t fret, lesser known chateaux from both the Left Bank (Cabernet Sauvignon based blends) and Right Bank (Merlot based blends) continue to release incredible values that are ready to drink right away, and don’t need the same decanting treatment that their more expensive brethren do.