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Ten Best Bordeaux Wine Under $50 | 2023

Ten Best Bordeaux Wine Under $50 | 2023

Jonas Muthoni

Are you confused about which Bordeaux red wine to buy? If you think that only the expensive ones are the best, you are wrong. There is a saying that you must have heard, “Not all expensive things are good, and not all good things are expensive!!” (If you haven’t, there you go!). This can be applied in this case too! So, out of all the heap of the Bordeaux red wines that are present in the market, we have handpicked the best ones for you. Based on the quality of the wines, their taste and the price with which they come we have prepared a list of top ten wines that are your money worthy!!

Top 10 Bordeaux Wine Under $50

Here is the list of our recommendations that we truly loved and want everyone to taste at least once.

1. Les Hauts de Canon-la-Gaffeliere Saint-Emilion

4.5 out of 5 stars 

  • Price: $29.89
  • Brand: Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere
  • ABV: 14.5%
  • Food Pairings: Beef, lamb, game (deer, venison), poultry.
  • This is one of the most famous wines from the region. This wine offers you a whole experience of delicious tobacco warm ganache followed by hints of blackberry, fig, and currant. It is well structured and full-bodied wine with intense red cherry and plum flavors.

2. Chateau De Pez Saint-Estephe

4.2 out of 5 stars 

  • Price: $54.99
  • Brand: Château de Pez
  • ABV: 14%
  • Food Pairing: Classic meat dishes, veal, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.
  • This wine has the perfect density that your palate desires. It comes with flavors of cherries, blackcurrant, and licorice with some faded notes of minerals and the ideal amount of tannins. These restrained expressions of fruits with depth and complexity show their terroir. It is something that you must try once!

3. Prelude a Grand-Puy Ducasse

4.1 out of 5 stars 

  • Price: $42.99
  • Brand: Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse
  • ABV: 13%
  • Food Pairing: Pork, chicken, sushi, clams, and fish of all types.
  • This wine gives a dark and bold ruby red color that reflects light to enhance its beauty. Your palate will experience fruity and slightly spicy revealing touches of black fruits with soft tannins signs which are nicely integrated. The aroma contains notes of fruit and traces of licorice and mild spices.

4. Trinchero Meritage

4 out of 5 stars 

  • Price: $45.48
  • Brand: Trinchero
  • ABV: 13.8%
  • Food Pairings: Salty cheese, lobster, or a crispy sesame chicken with sticky Asian sauces.
  • This one is a blend of  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It is well crafted to offer you distinctive flavors and aromatics. You will experience intense flavors of fruits and brioche and milk chocolates. It has a long accented finish to satisfy your palate.

5. Chateau de Candale Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

3.8 out of 5 stars 

  • Price: $42.39
  • Brand: Chateau de Candale
  • ABV: 14.5%
  • Food Pairings: Any white food like veal, pork, chicken, sushi, clams, and fish of all types.
  • This wine is full-bodied that is made in dry style usually. It just does not offer all the things that a bottle of red wine does but more than that as it is a blend of wines like Merlot 84%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2% that adds an extra thrill to its taste.

6. Chalk Hill Estate Red

3.5 out of 5 stars 

  • Price: $54.99
  • Brand: Chalk Hill
  • ABV: 15.5%
  • Food Pairing: Heavier dishes like lamb, beef, and stews.
  • This wine comes with bold and complex dark fruit flavors like blueberry with some hints of chocolates, bubblegum, and vanilla added to its profile. It gives plum, tobacco pipe, cocoa powder, anise, and soy flavors on the nose. It has got 90 points from Wine Spectator and 92 points from Wine Advocate.

7. Preston Parker ‘Ambitious’

3.5 out of 5 stars 

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  • Price: $45.49
  • Brand: Preston Parker Wines
  • ABV: 14.1%
  • Food Pairing: Chicken dishes like roast chicken or BBQ chicken pizza.
  • The backbone of this wine is the grapes it is made from, i.e., Cabernet Franc, which gives this wine the required structure. The added Malbec makes it soft and gives a round finish. To intensify its complexity, it has Cabernet Sauvignon. The tannins are perfectly balanced to make their finish elegant. It can be aged for a pretty long time.

8. Chateau Mongravey Margaux

3.2 out of 5 stars 

  • Price: $43.99
  • Brand: Chateau Mongravey
  • ABV: 13%
  • Food Pairing: Juicy steak, Asian-style pork chops, or lamb chops with creamy roasted garlic aioli on the side.
  • It is considered one of the most loved and high-quality wines of all. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties. It has both sweet and savory flavors to offer to your palate. It is try-worthy for any wine lover.

9. L’Heritage de Chasse-Spleen Haut-Medoc

3.8 out of 5 stars 

  • Price: $49.99
  • Brand: Chateau Chasse Spleen
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Food Pairings: Dark food, bright, hearty dishes, and spicy food.
  • This wine is full-bodied and well structured and is made of grapes from the Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grape varieties. It is a dry-style wine but is not harsh to your palate.

10. Chateau Landot Medoc

4.2 out of 5 stars 

  • Price: $42.99
  • Brand: Chateau Landot
  • ABV: 14%
  • Food Pairings: Foie Gras, oysters, or a blue cheese like Roquefort.
  • This wine has a cherry, raspberry, red fruit, strawberry with earthy notes of leather, earthy, mushroom, minerals, graphite, and pencil lead. It is a fantastic example of fruit-forward delight with balanced notes of all the fruits and is not too sweet on your palate.


Now you have discovered which one to buy for yourself (I have saved a lot of your money, trust me. Lol!). You can invest in any of the above vintage wines to drink this year. While choosing the best ones for you, we have also considered all these wines’ recent reviews and ratings. However, it’s not an exhaustive roundup or the ultimate list because, for that, you will need a list of a few hundred great ones. Nonetheless, it is a good one to start!! Enjoy drinking!!

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