Chateau de Reignac Cuvee Speciale 2003
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Medium red. Sweet plum, cherry, mocha and espresso on the nose. Sweet and fat with fruit, with the plum and mocha flavors continuing on the palate. There's a touch of finishing dryness here but also very good plummy persistence. Very good for the vintage. Today I'm not yet convinced that the young 2005 will be better."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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 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