R. Parker retasted our Grand Vin de Reignac 2005 ten years later and for him it is “one of the all-time great Reignacs”!

30 June 2015 | By Reignac

Ten years later Robert Parker retasted our Grand Vin de Reignac 2005 and he was stunned by its quality and ith youth. The wines of Château de Reignac age beautifully! Beneath you will find the two comments of Robert Parker on the same vintage, but with ten years of interval. #219
June 2015: Note: 93

From a large 200-acre vineyard, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a high plateau near the village of Saint-Loubès. A consistently over-achieving wine that is far superior to its humble appellation (Bordeaux Supérieur), the 2005 may be one of the all-time great Reignacs. Inky purple, almost black to the rim, the wine looks like a two-year-old rather than one that’s already hit a decade. Proprietors Yves and Stephanie Vatelot have turned out a superlative effort in this vintage that is cru classé quality. Dense crème de cassis, some graphite, spice box and cedar wood are all present in this full-bodied, super-concentrated, and remarkably impressive Reignac that has terrific purity, texture and length. Drink it over the next decade.

Ten years ago Robert Parker loved already the Grand Vin de Reignac 2005! 


Robert Parker# 164

April 2006: Note: 91-93

Possibly the finest Reignac I have ever tasted from proprietor Yves Vatelot, this superlative blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon is treated like a spoiled child, aged on its lees, and bottled unfiltered. There are over 16,000 cases of this cuvee, which should be uncommonly long-lived for a wine of this pedigree. Its dens ruby/purple color is followed by a sweet nose of blackberries, cherries, smoke, and pain grille. Deep, fullbodied, moderately tannic, fresh, and well-delineated, with 14% natural alcohol, it should drink well for 10-12 years.”

Grand Vin SANS MILLESIME détourée


  1. I just opened the 2005. It was initially closed but after an hour opened to abundant fruit with cassis and tobacco notes. The tannins were soft and well integrated. I suspect this wine will continue to evolve over the next 5-10 years but it’s beautiful now, still drinking young after 15 years in the bottle. I’m sorry I have only a few remaining bottles as this is an elegant wine that I look forward to enjoying over the next few years.

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