I briefly searched through the threads, but could not find this topic.
What is your favorite "second" wine, from any country?
I haven't had a ton of luck with second labels, but two standouts that I never hesitate to reach for are:
- La Dame de Montrose: (Obviously, the little sister of Chateau Montrose. Every vintage that I have had, including the "off" years are excellent buys, including the '07 that I opened last night.)
- Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT: (The little sister to Sassacaia. At a 1/4 of the price, IMO, it's hard to beat this second wine. Tasted side-by-side on more than one occasion, the Guidalberto is simply an earlier drinking "Sass.")