Marc Soucy - Focus on Bordeaux :
Chateau Reignac Bordeaux Supérieure 2005
Bordeaux, France Grapes: 75% Merlot - 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Right at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers and just miles from the city of Bordeaux, lies Château de Reignac. Technically in the region known as Entre-Deux-Mers, Château de Reignac is proud of their locale, bringing together terroir-driven left and right bank characteristics to their wines. This Bordeaux Supérieure is rated by many wine critics as being equal to many classified growths, and demand for Reignac has grown accordingly. Robert Parker for example has written: “Reignac is the leading candidate for the finest generic Bordeaux produced year in and year out.”
This highly rated Bordeaux Supérieure can catch you by surprise with its intensity. The aromas of cassis, campfire, and roasted nuts can be almost dizzying, until a taste brings it all together. Rich and opulent, with flavors of black currant, coffee, and oak, the tannins are definitely present but accompanied by a huge backbone of calm acidity. Very present but amazingly smooth, this acidity seems to play the role of age-enabler for the wine, guaranteeing its expected continued improvement for many years to come. This wine is rated by wine critics as the top of the Bordeaux Supérieure designation. It’s easy to see why, and understand why it commands the price it does. It’s worth it.
-- Marc Soucy, FWS
FWS: Certification by the French Wine Society, Washington D.C. & Paris France
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