91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Aromas of cherries, raspberries, fresh herbs and licorice introduce the 2018 Régnié, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant wine that's open-knit and charming, with melting tannins and succulent acids. It spent six months in used wooden barrels. It's only 12.5% alcohol even in this ripe vintage.
90pts Wine Spectator
Light-bodied and tangy, featuring raspberry and red currant notes, edged with white pepper, herb and orange tea details. Light tannins frame the mineral-driven finish. Distinct in style. Drink now through 2022.
At first, notes of supple, juicy fruit evoke the sandy layer of topsoil into which these Gamay vines—many of them a century old—sink their roots. Then a granite kick, full of gritty spice, clutches the palate with gusto, conjuring the stony bedrock beneath. After all, the vineyards of Régnié sit high on a slope between Brouilly and Morgon, so you can expect the perfume and brightness of the former along with a hint of the mineral-driven structure typical of the latter. And don't forget the house style—Breton’s wines are designed to be drunk with reckless abandon, and this is no exception.