2009 Reynon, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux (Previously $16)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(80% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon and 10% petit verdot) Ruby-purple. Perfumed aromas of fresh blackcurrant, minerals and mint. Suave, fine-grained and vibrant, with a stony mineral quality framing the vibrant black fruit and cedar flavors. Finishes classy and long, with chewy but ripe tannins, very good energy and noteworthy verve. Since 2008, this wine is made using only the grapes grown on the property's clay-and-limestone parcels, while owner Denis Dubourdieu uses the grapes grown on sandier plots in other wines. The best Reynon rouge ever.
Denis Dubourdieu’s property. Silly price. Deep crimson. Very ripe. Fairly chewy still but all is in place.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Reynon is a wonderfully rich wine with notes of kirsch, subtle oak, licorice and a spring flower garden. Hedonistic and essentially a generic fruit bomb, but well-made, pure, with loads of character, this wine should be drunk over het next 3-5 years. Made by the famous Professor Denis Dubourdieu from the School of Oenology in Bordeaux, this is the best wine I think I have ever tasted from this producer of value-priced generic Bordeaux.
Crushed berry, with blueberry jam aromas. Full and velvety, with soft-textured tannins and a good finish.