Bien fait! Légère amertume en finale — 4 months ago
Simply beautiful! Nice chalk and minerality with subtle, crisp Asian pear. — 6 months ago
Paired with Poulet à la Moutarde, garlic whipped potatoes and zucchini risotto. — 9 months ago
We first tried a bottle of Celestins in a restaurant in Gigondas some years ago, and for me it was a WOW Wine. Had this latest bottle on Sunday with Roast Pork. Medicinal to begin with which blew off. Barnyard aromas - horse manure. In hindsight this could’ve been Brett but the overall impression and tasting was impressive and memorable. Glad I have 3 left. Showing a medium to full bodied palate. This is textbook CdP in the old school genre. The tannins are silky and sexy - a liquorice note together with saddle leather. Henri Bonneau passed away in 2016 and the wine making is now carried out by his son, Marcel. A visit to his archaic cellars was keenly sought after and rarely granted. Mould all over the walls, rickety stairs light bulbs dangling from the ceiling and a floor which stuck to the soles of your shoes was how one visitor described his experience in the cellar. Nevertheless this is a CdP up there with Rayas and the top Cuvée from Beaucastel. The blend is usually 90% Grenache with the balance made up of around 4 or 5 different varieties. — a month ago
Delicious. Hints of leather on the nose. Red fruit flavors and long finish. — 5 months ago
Clear yellow straw in the glass. The nose is warm and inviting after around or so with lemon and flowers for days. The oak is wonderful and so are the slight apple notes. Butterscotch and rose petals with sea spray. A lovely, lovely bouquet.
So, so very young but such a nice Burgundy. Nice acid and mouthfeel. Energetic as all get out and very refined. After plenty of air and time, it changes pretty drastically. Starts off a tad creamy but really becomes a beautiful bouncing ball of vitality and vigor. Outstanding and under the radar, stock up on these.
— a month ago