This consistent overachiever from proprietor Yves Vatelot is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. By keeping yields to Cru Classé levels of 35 hectoliters per hectare and using high-quality oak, Vatelot is able to produce a wine far above its humble pedigree. The 2012 is a serious wine – structured, deep ruby/purple, with excellent concentration, impressive purity, excellent integration of new oak, and a long finish. This is a major sleeper of the vintage and another classic offering from Reignac.” Perfect to drink now, the nose is very complex, the tannins are perfectly integrated, there is a lot of roundness and softness.
A very elegant and subtle wine. Good to drink now, and you can also age it for 10 to 15 years. Aged 18 months in french oak, from 40 year old vines. In a 2009 blind tasting is a must-see video
Robert Parker 90 pts