Good Bordeaux cru bourgeois lack the label prestige of the left bank cru classé, but on the evidence I have seen to date, they develop along similar lines in the cellar. They therefore represent a smart and economical choice. Here’s an example. This wine – a Château Beau-Site from Saint-Estèphe – is quite delicious drinking at 19 years of age. It has a classic left bank Bordeaux aroma of cigar box, blackcurrant and leather. The palate is medium bodied, with great length and still resolving tannins. Rating: Very Good. Abv: 12.5%. Price: $50+.