Quite good maybe but still confusing. If I’ve understood the article properly then a second wine is generally from different plots owned by the estate and second labels are produced from left over grapes whose quality doesn’t make the grade for the top wine.
However on that basis the second wines would appear to be better value in as much as they are not the ‘dreg’ of the better grapes. But the article seems to suggest the opposite stating that second wines are often over priced.
As I say all very confusing and I think, though am not sure, that even the article author has got themselves confused in places. For example, here is a complete 3 sentence paragraph:
Second label Bordeaux wines are always produced by the same technical team that produces the top wine. Second wines see much less new oak during the aging process. The majority of second label Bordeaux wines are made to be enjoyed most of the time, on release.
So should that second sentence be saying second label wines? If not then the sentence appears to be completely out of context in that paragraph.
And I’m also left rather with the impression that, without doing a bunch of your own homework, it’s impossible to say whether any particular wine is actually a second label or a second wine since it appears that they are often marketed with the wrong ‘label.’