Reignac 2001 Red (Bordeaux Supérieur)
Hints at weediness on the nose, with otherwise well-ripened cassis joining with notes of caramel and graham crackers. Rather earthy and tobacco-driven on the palate, finishing with soft, relatively modest tannins. Drink now-2015.
Reignac 2001 Blanc White
Smoky and toasty on the nose, then opens up on the palate to deliver waves of honeyed stone fruits and hints of caramel, all while being totally dry. It’s a nice, rich package, yet ends up finishing a little short.