There are also a number of regions—and estates within those regions—that a Bordeaux fan can consistently rely on. Fans of Cabernet Sauvignon-based blends, which feature fuller tannins, will be best served by wines from the Left Bank. From this region, there is a lot of good value in wines from Medoc or Haut-Medoc. "Land tends to be far less expensive in these zones, which translates into fewer dollars from your wallet," he advises. Meanwhile, those into Merlot-based blends—which often have flavors of blackcurrant, blackberry, and plum, but with a plusher mouthfeel than Cabernet Sauvignon—should look to wines from the Right Bank. Some of the best value in this zone is found in Lalande-de-Pomerol and Fronsac.