Super Second

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

  • About

super second, a specialist term in the fine wine market for classed growth wines from bordeaux to denote the best-performing wines that are not actually first growths. There is no absolute agreement about which properties qualify as super seconds, and reputations are constantly changing, but in the Médoc and Graves Chx Pichon-Lalande, Pichon-Baron, Pontet Canet, Lynch Bages, and Les Forts de latour in pauillac, Cos and Montrose in st-estèphe, all three léovilles and Ducru-Beaucaillou in st-julien, Ch Palmer in margaux, and Ch La mission-haut-brion in pessac-léognan have all been nominated at one time or another.