From the enigmatic Henri Bonneau who sadly passed away a few years ago. Winemaking now handled by his son. Medium to dark crimson. This is one of his lesser Cuvées after the legendary Celestines and then Marie Beurrier and is classified as NV. Stacks of Garrigue - the combo of Rosemary Thyme and loam - love CDP. Also a muted dusty raspberry note and after a few hours in the decanter a lovely floral perfume with liquorice notes. Silky and long. — 5 days ago
I could drink this every day — 5 days ago
Lucky us ...... after 3 Bottles with refermentation in the bottle .... undrinkable !!!!
This bottle is great ! No issues with this bottle!
Beautiful nose with red berries, dark berries, earth, garrique, pepper, on the palate medium to full bodied with pure spicy kirsch, nice acidity, dark chocolate, lovely aftertaste ! 94 DSP — 2 days ago
What a nice surprise this is. Grenache/Syrah blend. Dark berries, barnyard and dusty spices on the nose. Nicely concentrated cherry fruit flavors but with an overall feel that remains light,no jam. Good balance. Very fine tannins and spice towards the end. The QPR on this thing screams crazy value. 92++ — 3 days ago
Whenever we can find it, this is our March “anniversary” (of our first date) wine. First one was the ‘83 in 1987.
This ‘08 is on the decline but it still unmistakably a Reynaud Grenache. Spicy, earthy, iron-y, fragrant, powerful and elegant. I wish the importer would make more recent vintages available. We’re all cheated because it’s not. I had to shell out well over $100 to get this retail, clearly through a secondary market. Still, we’re happy to have it! — 12 days ago
From almost 110 year old Grenache vines this is so epic. What a nose. Raspberry coulis, huge stones, even mandarin orange, very stoney and complex. Insane spice. Flowers as well. Super aromatic. Wonderful purity and freshness with stunning balance. Juicy and crackling. Very fresh. Beautiful tannins. Big raspberry and cherry fruit. Almost cassis. For such a large wine this is quite nimble. This is so massive and pumps out the fruit and tannins and stones. Just awesome. For Grenache it’s hard to get better in Gigondas. — 2 days ago
Awesome nose, little bit honey, intens. Aromatic taste — 15 days ago
This is a very nice, 21 year old, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, earth, wood, vanilla, vegetables, wet leaves, black tea, black pepper and spices.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
Needs an hour to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle as well.
This 1998 was a great vintage. This is a wonderful experience, yummy and delicious.
Served from a Magnum.
93 points. — 3 days ago