G.A.E.C. Bonneau & Fils

Réserve des Célestins Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.34 ratings
-no pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Mike Davila

So, I’m tempted to score this higher based upon the wines pedigree and my affinity for all wine CdP, but I’m rating it where it stands today. I think it’s way too young, have a couple left and won’t check back in for 8-10 years (ok 6-8).
Initially very tight, dry tannin, hard to get much flavor, on the second day the fruit emerged and was showing nicely, but the dry tannins remained though less intense. The 1989 vintage of this wine is one of the best if not the best wine I’ve ever had, pretty sure this will not get to that level, but given some time I think it will shine.

So, I’m tempted to score this higher based upon the wines pedigree and my affinity for all wine CdP, but I’m rating it where it stands today. I think it’s way too young, have a couple left and won’t check back in for 8-10 years (ok 6-8).
Initially very tight, dry tannin, hard to get much flavor, on the second day the fruit emerged and was showing nicely, but the dry tannins remained though less intense. The 1989 vintage of this wine is one of the best if not the best wine I’ve ever had, pretty sure this will not get to that level, but given some time I think it will shine.

May 2nd, 2018
Mark Rosse

Mark had this a year ago

Mark had this a year ago

Oct 23rd, 2017
Benoit Duhamel

Benoit had this 2 years ago

Benoit had this 2 years ago

Dec 3rd, 2016
E Alvelais

E had this 3 years ago

E had this 3 years ago

Sep 3rd, 2016