Perfectly mature white BDX last night. The color isn’t really captured in the photo but it was a beautiful apricot hue. Perfume of tropical and stone fruits which was reflected perfectly in the palate - apricot, peach, beeswax and a long finish. Maybe could’ve used a touch more acidity but otherwise a really lovely wine. — 16 days ago
Bought this one last year at property where I found it splendid. Yesterday I had my doubts on what I drank back than and yesterday. Still very good with quite some elegance but a bit too much alcoholic heat. Probably this needs another year or two — a day ago
Medium garnet hue, bricking slightly towards the edges with great translucency.
On the nose this wine is bold and and aromatic, with cranberry, cherry kirsch, blueberry, hoisin, and notes of savoury game, showing the complexity of age.
The palate sees an explosion of sweet cherry with a slightly confected edge, perhaps owing to the hot vintage and high ABV, as well as Turkish delight, dark chocolate ganache, five spice, strawberry, blackberry, roasted meats and espresso. This could only be Chateauneuf. There is a strong spicy character, enough acidity to keep things in balance, and nicely resolved tannins. The finish is quite long, and very dry. This is a superb Châteauneuf that should continue to impress for the next decade. — a day ago
From the great Henri Bonneau, along with Château Rayas, the master of CDP. (He and Jacques Reynaud were actually dear friends). It’s insanely expressive and its ultra intense aromatics leap from the glass.
The complex bouquet is layered with rich black and red fruit, leather saddle, wilted violets and savory herbs. It just floats on the palate with its supreme elegance, caressing texture and weightless intensity. So Burgundian in that sense. The finish is so long, lifted and intense, leaving you craving another sip when its flavors finally do dissipate. 04 Célestins is a total knockout. — 2 days ago
Oxidized but delicious. Raisin sweet, earthy nose, and with the aged southern rhone influence this is drinking almost like a PX sherry or a moscatel. Palate is stewed date, apple, walnut — haroset! Still providing pleasure but don’t wait on this. From 375ml. — 2 days ago