2010 Reynon "Old Vines" Bordeaux Blanc
88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty, with notes of pear, tarragon and lime and a fresh, open finish. This has a gentle feel, but also nice purity and persistence." (Web only, 2011) A great vintage for dry whites and this wine sings. Great acidity and a very focused wine. Better balanced than the 2009. The perfect poolside sipper. Château Reynon is located in Béguey, near Cadillac, on a south-facing slope of the right bank of the Garonne. Just before 1900 the estate was bought by Emile Pollet, a Parisian merchant, and then in 1958 by Jacques David who added it to his estate of Laroque. In 1976, his daughter Florence, and his son-in-law Denis Dubourdieu, took over its exploitation. The 20 hectares white vineyard is made up of 70% Sauvignon blanc and 30% Sémillon. The vineyard density is of 5,500 plants per hectare. An excellent terroir, low yields (45 hectoliters per hectare) and a refined wine making process produce an elegant, complex dry white wine with grapefruit and white peach aromas, as well as subtle earthy and smoky hints. According to Robert Parker: "Bordeaux's "Mr. White Wine," Denis Dubourdieu, owns this estate that consistently turns out one of the finest dry whites." Denis is probably the best Sauvignon Blanc producer in the world.