2014 Reynon Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux

SKU #1214630 88-91 points Wine Spectator

 Bracing lime and tarragon notes are allied to a lean frame, with tangy sel gris accents rippling through the finish. Offers a bony, chiseled feel. (JM, Web-2015)

88-90 points Vinous

 The 2014 Reynon Blanc, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, shows lovely varietal character with more of an emphasis on texture rather than grassy/green flavors. Citrus and floral notes come forward in an attractive, aromatic white to drink young. There is a lot to like in this expressive Sauvignon Blanc from proprietors Denis et Florence Dubourdieu. Best of all, the Blanc should be a fabulous value. (AG)  (4/2015)

Jancis Robinson

 Lively, whistle-clean and super-brisk. Even crisper than usual, which is why it is probably best drunk a little more mature than most vintages of this house white of Denis Dubourdieu. (JR)  (6/2016)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/17/2016 | Send Email
Our best selling white Bordeaux for the last 12 years is 100% Sauvignon Blanc this vintage which lends a touch more grapefruit pith and nuances of smoke and flint. There is still plenty of crushed citrus and mineral to keep this as zippy and refreshing as ever.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/17/2015 | Send Email
The first of the heavenly 2014 white Bordeaux has arrived. We only get 50 cases a year of this one. It is 100% Sauvignon Blanc with mineral notes and melon mid palate flavors. Perfect summertime sipper.
Drink from 2015 to 2017

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/10/2015 | Send Email
Fresh and crispy, this is my favorite vintage for the Reynon. Citrus and gooseberries, floral, with lots of minerality, and believe it or not a delicious note of honey! Quite dry, of course, and absolutely delicious!

By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/5/2015 | Send Email
Snappy, racy, bone dry white Bordeaux. This one is all about pithy citrus fruit, stony minerals and white florals. Crisp and refreshing, a great summer aperitif or shellfish wine. Excellent value for money.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/5/2015 | Send Email
If you like a racy, bright Savvy, this Reynon is for you. The very high quality of the 2014 vintage for white Bordeaux is here, with not only great acidity and length, but also quite good texture. This wine will make a great aperitif, but also pair very well with everything from shellfish to chicken. All of this at $2 less a bottle than the very good 2013... Thank you, strong dollar!
Top Value!

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Sauvignon Blanc

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