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Notes de dégustation
La robe or fine est brillante. Des arômes d'agrumes (citron et orange), de fruits de la passion, d'épices orientales (dont le cumbawa), des notes de fleurs séchées et de noisettes soulignent une olfaction expressive. La bouche est dense, avec de l'ampleur, dotée d'une chair veloutée et fruitée. La finale est allongée, d'une fraîcheur de bon aloi, veloutée et expressive.
The success of Château de REIGNAC 2022 white wine lies not in favorable weather, but in the harmony of terroir and expert winemaking. High temperatures and sweltering heat are not ideal for early-ripening Sauvignon Blanc, as any misstep can lead to diminished fruitiness. Yet, this wine adeptly balances between “ice and fire,” exuding a warm and inviting character through its sweet pear, refreshing papaya, and crystallized sugar flavors. Although 2021 was a “banner year” for Bordeaux white wines, I find Château de REIGNAC 2022 to be even more exceptional.
From just 3.3 hectares of vines, this is 59% Sauvignon Blanc, 16% Semillon and 25% Sauvignon Gris. A nose of lemon curd, vanilla meringue and crushed herbs here; it has a certain appeal, suggesting ripeness and freshness, and it stands out from the crowd. These generous flavours continue onto the palate, with gently creamed custard apple, with a sense of light phenolic grip and delicate acidity. This holds together well, the little wrapping of mineral notes around the palate providing some sense of freshness. There is acidity here too, a rare sight in 2022. Well done to Nicolas Lesaint and team.