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
Dark garnet with blackish purple core. Inviting nose of black cherry, red apple, and cola. Full-bodied palate yields black cherry, raspberry, red apple peel, anise, and light patent leather. Supple medium plus tannins mid-palate to finish. Medium plus acidity. An excellent Rhône red that’s ready for any “red wine” situation from American steak dinners to medium and hard cheeses to cigars. Drinking wonderfully now, but will satisfy and develop through at least 2030. — 14 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