Château Reynon Bordeaux Blanc from The Wine Society was chosen by by the Association of Wine Educators for the Good Food Would Choose Bordeaux campaign as an example of a good, everyday Bordeaux.
With crisp, pure, herbaceous aromas on the nose and good linear acidity, it feels like a good, textbook straightforward Old World SB with faults neither technical nor stylistic.
Well-made and balanced it initially feels good, but no show-stopper - and priced in low double-digits, seems a little expensive based on a casual quaff. However, with a little concentration and consideration, the superior depth of flavour and length on the palate become evident.
Well-crafted, correct and precise, it reveals its charms slowly but surely.
Wine geeks may be interested to note that website states that: Reynon is situated in the Entre-Deux-Mers. [Winemaker] Denis is a noted professor of oenology at Bordeaux university specialising in white wines, and now advises many prestigious estates.
So, a talented winemaker with grapes from a lowly region - and that's rather how it feels; as technically well-made and correct as it can be.
Match with herby chicken dishes, mozzarella and pesto or white fish in a herby broth.
£10.95 from The Wine Society; provided for review.
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