Bordeaux wines are known for their lifespan and ageability. Some of us just can’t wait though, so here at CLS, we are here to tell you that some CAN be opened and enjoyed even now! Rather than putting many of the wines down to sleep in cellars, this list features Bordeaux blends that are ready to be opened now. When looking for Bordeaux wines ready to drink, seek out right bank wines with more merlot in the blend as this grape is softer and less tannic than cabernet sauvignon so tends to be ready earlier. If cabernet sauvignon is a preferred grape variety, be sure to decant the wine or open several hours before serving for optimal enjoyment. Our experts have compiled a list not just from the right bank, but from the left as well.