Chateau de Reignac Bordeaux Superieur 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France

Price: $25.00 $16.99
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Item No. 116255
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WS91
  • RP90
  • ST90

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.

Critical Acclaim

"It is remarkable what Yves Vatelot can accomplish at this estate, which is only entitled to an Appellation Bordeaux Superieur designation. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, the super-impressive 2006 boasts a dense purple color as well as a bouquet of sweet creme de cassis, spring flowers, toasty oak, and background forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, richly fruity, and pure with an alluring texture as well as length, it should drink nicely for 5-10 years."
91 Points

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Sashole - Jacksonville, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/26/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
This is my favorite budget Bordeaux, on which I fall back any time I have to readjust my taste for real wine after being saturated with fruit-bombing - sober up, as it were, even if it may sound ironic in the context (but maybe not given its rather standard ABV). It works like comparing a used ruler to a standard measure, for this Reignac has plenty of sweet fruit with pronounced chocholaty and leathery notes, more than balanced earth, cement, beautifully integrated tannins, and I would say slightly unripe persimmon's mouth-puckering action. The latter could be a bit overwhelming for fruit-bombers (not unlike a good Islay for Speyside folks, requiring taste acquisition), yet to me the first sniff volley from the glass screams a classic Bordeaux-style red the way it is supposed to scream. Having it as an everyday treat would be a real treat if I could not steal it from Wine.com for $13.99. Needless to say, at this price level 20 bottles was a minimalistic purchase in my opinion.
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Rating:
(4/29/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
I have the 2005 Reignac in my cellar and I was amazed at the way this vintage held it's flavor after letting it breath for 1 hour. Great body. a excellent choice for steak, grilled meats and veggies. Great with creamy cheeses with garlic.
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Rating:
(4/26/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Ch Reignac provides a classic Bourdeaux taste with hints of complexity and minerals that you don't expect at this price point.
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Learn About Chateau de Reignac

Chateau 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 chateau 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...

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Learn About Other Bordeaux

A few extra appellations: Bourg & Blaye These two appellations are just across the Gironde river from the Haut-Medoc - a bit northwest of St-Émilion and its satellites. Bourg is the smaller appellation, nestled under the much bigger Blaye. Both have AC status, Cotes de Bourg AC and Cotes de Blaye AC. One step up on the AOC chain is the Premieres Cotes de Blaye AC, producing...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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