This wine is absolutely stunning on hour 2+ so that’s where my notes will reflect. Just wish it showed this way longer! After a lengthy decant 2012 Reynard finally comes alive to flaunt explosive, layered and distinctive Allemand aromatics of cassis, violets, olive and crushed stones. The palate has such concentration, depth and fruit intensity that’s seamlessly balanced with its layered minerality. Finish just keeps on going. Love these wines so much. — 12 days ago
Drank this 2012 in early 2023 and I think it is still young! Could go another decade. Delicious nonetheless. Immediate scents of green bell pepper and herbaceous goods that morphs into blue and black fruits. Vanilla is present but definitely secondary. Upon drinking there is a solid structure with a focused power of restrained medium acidity. Spices and some grease come to the forefront. Great lasting finish. Would love to try again in a few years. — 24 days ago
Taken to Bicyclette in Carmel. Gave it 5 hrs in a decanter. Dark but bright red color. Amazing nose. Notes of black and red fruit, slate stone, spice, menthol and dark soil. Perfect balance of fruit, structure and acidity in the mouth. Tannins mostly softened. This was in the zone. Easily had 10-15 more years of peak enjoyment in front of it. Bravo! — 6 days ago
A racy Crozes, black fruits, floral, peppery. The first is jovial, with a great juicy freshness, the body is of an unexpected depth, with many nuances evolving during tasting. Very good young but can grow old.
Un Crozes racé, fruits noirs, floral, poivré.. L’abord est jovial, avec une grosse fraîcheur juteuse, le corps est d’une profondeur inattendue, avec de nombreuses nuances évoluant en cours de dégustation. Très bon jeune mais peut vieillir. — 10 days ago