2009 Reynon, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux (Previously $16)

SKU #1120022 87-90 points 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.  (5/ 2010)

Jancis Robinson

 Denis Dubourdieu’s property. Silly price. Deep crimson. Very ripe. Fairly chewy still but all is in place.  (5/ 2012)

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.  (2/ 2012)

Wine Spectator

 Crushed berry, with blueberry jam aromas. Full and velvety, with soft-textured tannins and a good finish.

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By: Ralph Sands |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/5/2013  | Send Email
A nice, soft, easy drinker.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
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France

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Bordeaux

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