January 6, 2010

Reignac 2005 Bordeaux Superieur

Reignac 2005 Bordeaux Superieur
I was turned on to this bottle from Sam's Wine, which was sold a year ago...*tear*. Any 2005 Bordeaux is excellent, but this one was at the top spot on 2008's top wines, according to Sam's. At $28, I splurged and have been holding on to this wine for 3 years. With the wife delivering a healthy baby boy late last month, it's time to celebrate. You can still find this wine online for around $30 - and it's well worth it. I'll give it a 8.5/10 rating...excellent.

First off, the back label wins the award for the most technical wine mumbo jumbo to ever appear on a label; words like maceration, malolactic and enologist make me wonder if this was ever translated from French ;)

As for the wine, it may have one of the finest bouquets I've ever smelled from a glass of wine. Seriously, I could just smell it all night and never drink it...but that would be wasteful, because the flavor is equally brilliant. Smoky oak and floral on the nose.

The Reignac is a 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The merlot brings the ripe, sweet, and fruit forward beginning and the cabernet leaves a nice bite with a dry finish with medium tannins. The oak barrels leave a wonderful smoky flavor to complement the nose.

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