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    Chateau de Reignac Bordeaux Superieur 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Bordeaux, France

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    Ratings

    • RP90
    • WS90
    Price: $26.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 94455

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Reignac's gentle slopes and gravely soils facilitate natural drainage. The gravel reflects and stores the sun's heat which promotes early ripening of the estate's grapes. Great terroir is the key to the wines of Reignac. It is this splendid terroir, recommended by Michel Rolland that gives Reignac its edge.

    Critical Acclaim:

    There's a good smoky prune note on the nose, with lots of floral and mineral nuances. Has loads of fruit on the palate, with an interesting fresh tangerine note that comes through. Full-bodied and supersilky, with a long finish. Best after 2012.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Another top-notch effort from the home property of the brilliant Yves Vatelot, Reignac’s 2005 has a dense ruby/purple color and notes of graphite, black currant, some sweet cherries, and spice box. It is a medium to full-bodied wine with beautiful concentration, decent acidity, and ripe tannin. Despite its humble appellation, this is a very serious wine that is qualitatively up there with some of the better classified growths of the Medoc. It should drink beautifully for 8-10 years. A sleeper of the vintage!

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    User Reviews:

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    JeanneMWeit (2/7/2014)
    I love this wine
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    flosseye (3/28/2014)
    Wow. My mouth has NEVER wrinkled so much as when I tasted this wine. I can't believe how tannic this was. I can't even describe it. WS says to hold on to the 2005's. I should have held on to it. I am not touching my other 2005's for quite some time. Hey, it was ok though.
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    rossaroni (7/21/2012)
    The 2005 was excellent, but has bottle variation. The first one we had had borderline brown tinges---a sure sign it had reached its peak and was close to sliding downhill----but the second had more life left in it, and was very good indeed. For the value, this is a wine to buy, but only for drinking over the next year, and only if you have a good refigerated container or cool baseement for storage.
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    cmpxchg (3/15/2012)
    I felt it had strong underpinnings and showed promise but it was definitely too young to drink. Several hours in the decanter and it still tasted raw.
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    H Lake (9/29/2010)
    Highly rated by Parker but I don't know why. This wine improved after being decanted but overall if this is what 93 ratings taste like we need to re-boot the system.
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    luckygal (9/28/2010)
    I guess I was expecting more based on the rating. I suppose it was a little softer than I like my Bordeaux.
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    henry sotomayor (8/11/2011)

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