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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Chateau de Reignac Bordeaux Superieur 2006
Chateau de Reignac Bordeaux Superieur 2006
(search item no. 116255)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The symmetrical 17th century Chateau de Reignac sits atop a gravelly plateau in the peninsular town of St. Loubes, but a stones throw away from the Gironde River. The 200 acre vineyard is planted on rolling hills in clay and gravel soil. Through pruning and green harvesting, yields were limited to just 35 hls/ha (2 ton/acre) The fruit was hand harvested in mid September, the fruit was table sorted twice, before and after destemming to eliminate any less than perfect grapes. The final blend is 75% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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About Château de Reignac:

Château de Reignac sits atop the highest point in the parish of Saint Loubes, overlooking a 135-hectare clay and gravel rise that includes a single 80-hectare block of vines.

The original château was built by Seigneur Baude de Peyron in the 16th century. It was remodeled in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the late 1800s, a central courtyard was added that features his signature wrought iron railings and in 1868, a remarkable greenhouse was designed by Gustave Eiffel.

The present owners, Yves and Stephanie Vatelot, purchased Reignac in 1990 and have worked continuously ever since to restore the estate to its former glory while introducing numerous innovations. The world-renowned Michel Rolland is their consulting oenologist.

"Reignac is the standard bearer for what can be achieved by a passionate proprietor who cuts yields to a minimum, and does everything right in the cellar. Reignac is the leading candidate for the finest generic Bordeaux produced year in and year out. It can compete favorably with classified growths..."
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate