Chateau Reynon, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, 2016

  Chateau Reynon

“Of course, the 2016 Chateau Reynon will always be tinged with sadness as it was the year that proprietor Denis Dubourdieu passed away. This is quite upfront and bold on the nose and perhaps "glossier" than I expected. The palate is very tannic and firm on the entry with touches of tobacco and sea salt, grippy in the mouth. It is clearly a wine destined for the long-term, so afford it two or three years in bottle.” – Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, 230

Contains Sulphites.

About Chateau Reynon

Denis Dubourdieu’s home estate in the Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux is capable of producing really good value wine. We have followed the 2005, 2009 and 2010 vintages, which have all been excellent, however, we haven’t seen the consistency in the so called ‘off vintages’ to make this one of our core offerings.

Appellation: Premières Côtes de Bordeaux

The Premier Cote is a long strip of land that runs south from Bordeaux town towards Cadillac. There is a varied terroir, including clay, limestone and gravel, so it is difficult to make generalisations about the wines. Indeed, although dominated by red varietals, there is still a considerable amount of Bordeaux Blanc and dessert wine produced. There are an ever increasing number of quality conscious estates springing up in this region, including the exceptional Chateau Reynon, made by the renowned oenologist Denis Dubourdieu.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Petit Verdot

The stock left bank Bordeaux blend also used to good affect in the New World. Cabernet's, acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics, with Malbec adding extra smoky, earthy complexity. Also experimented with in parts of Napa too, such as at Dominus and Cain Five.