Gaec Henri Bonneau et Fils

Les Rouliers Vin de Table de France Grenache Blend

9.332 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Vaucluse, Rhône, France
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

See notes from 58 weeks ago. This is the 3rd ranked Cuvée from Henri Bonneau. The difference with this wine this was more Animale than the garrigue in the earlier wine. This was more stinky and barnyard than the rosemary and thyme a year ago. Despite this it remains a delicious wine with spicy red berries and resolved tannins on the palate. Not the raspberry notes you get with new world Grenache. This is an NV so not sure of the vintages which were included here. I first tried his leading Cuvée, Celestines, in a restaurant in Mondragon in Chateauneuf du Pape, and it remains a Wow Wine but hard to locate in this country.

See notes from 58 weeks ago. This is the 3rd ranked Cuvée from Henri Bonneau. The difference with this wine this was more Animale than the garrigue in the earlier wine. This was more stinky and barnyard than the rosemary and thyme a year ago. Despite this it remains a delicious wine with spicy red berries and resolved tannins on the palate. Not the raspberry notes you get with new world Grenache. This is an NV so not sure of the vintages which were included here. I first tried his leading Cuvée, Celestines, in a restaurant in Mondragon in Chateauneuf du Pape, and it remains a Wow Wine but hard to locate in this country.

May 2nd, 2020
Bob McDonald

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.

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.

Mar 17th, 2019
Francis Huicq

From the legendary Henri Bonneau of CNP. This is a non vintage wine, normally a blend of two vintages (2005 & 2009?) From a 3.5 Ha vineyard in the Gard department. No Syrah but Grenache, and tiny amounts of Mouvedre, Counoise & Vaccarese.
The resulting wine is one of astonishing freshness, purity and tension. Look for depth (not width) here. This has structure, aplomb and good definition. The tannins are abundant, grippy which evoke bags of spices and leather. The spicy/phenolic (Herby, liquorice)/sappy and ripe tannins quality character suggests some whole bunch fermentations which add extra tannins, matter and density...tension too. The fruit is obvious but restrained. Firm, tight and powerful, this is one of the best wines I have tasted this year. CNP quality in this wine, would be interested to see how it would perform in a blind tasting amongst other illustrious Chateauneufs...

From the legendary Henri Bonneau of CNP. This is a non vintage wine, normally a blend of two vintages (2005 & 2009?) From a 3.5 Ha vineyard in the Gard department. No Syrah but Grenache, and tiny amounts of Mouvedre, Counoise & Vaccarese.
The resulting wine is one of astonishing freshness, purity and tension. Look for depth (not width) here. This has structure, aplomb and good definition. The tannins are abundant, grippy which evoke bags of spices and leather. The spicy/phenolic (Herby, liquorice)/sappy and ripe tannins quality character suggests some whole bunch fermentations which add extra tannins, matter and density...tension too. The fruit is obvious but restrained. Firm, tight and powerful, this is one of the best wines I have tasted this year. CNP quality in this wine, would be interested to see how it would perform in a blind tasting amongst other illustrious Chateauneufs...

2 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

This freaked the funk. Great value. A Grenache I can stand and enjoy.

This freaked the funk. Great value. A Grenache I can stand and enjoy.

Mar 22nd, 2016
Brash Higgins

Really tasty NV blend of 05 and 07 made by son of Henri Bonneau in Chateauneuf

Really tasty NV blend of 05 and 07 made by son of Henri Bonneau in Chateauneuf

Jun 20th, 2015
Riddley Walker

Вначале в носе сквозит легкая молочка, но потом она быстро развеивается. В аромате и вкусе вступают спелая слива, мятая ежевика, красные апельсины, кожа, табак, солод, кофейная гуща, сухая кора, мягкие специи. Плюшевое тело с достаточной кислотностью и шероховатыми, но не резкими танинами. Корректная бочка и удачно замаскированный, однако ощутимый в структуре алкоголь дают тёплый тембр. Спело и чуть уваренно, при этом в меру напряжённо и глубоко. Со временем расправляет плечи.

Вначале в носе сквозит легкая молочка, но потом она быстро развеивается. В аромате и вкусе вступают спелая слива, мятая ежевика, красные апельсины, кожа, табак, солод, кофейная гуща, сухая кора, мягкие специи. Плюшевое тело с достаточной кислотностью и шероховатыми, но не резкими танинами. Корректная бочка и удачно замаскированный, однако ощутимый в структуре алкоголь дают тёплый тембр. Спело и чуть уваренно, при этом в меру напряжённо и глубоко. Со временем расправляет плечи.

May 2nd, 2018
Samvel Simonyants

01/V/2018
Пломбир, уваренные тёмные ягоды, стружка горького шоколада, грифель. Полное тело, плотный вкус спелых темных ягод, сладких корнеплодов, кофе, сицилийских апельсинов. Сухие танины, алкоголь умело спрятан и проявляется только в согревающем послевкусии. 17/20

(BD: Sep 2017)

01/V/2018
Пломбир, уваренные тёмные ягоды, стружка горького шоколада, грифель. Полное тело, плотный вкус спелых темных ягод, сладких корнеплодов, кофе, сицилийских апельсинов. Сухие танины, алкоголь умело спрятан и проявляется только в согревающем послевкусии. 17/20

(BD: Sep 2017)

May 2nd, 2018
Nelson Fitch

Syrah-like Grenache

Syrah-like Grenache

Feb 1st, 2018
Alexis A

Interesting wine from Bonneau. Multi vintage and terroirs. Drinking well and full of fruit cake. Good weight. A tad too sweet in my opinion but perhaps overtime will lose that sweetness:

Interesting wine from Bonneau. Multi vintage and terroirs. Drinking well and full of fruit cake. Good weight. A tad too sweet in my opinion but perhaps overtime will lose that sweetness:

May 20th, 2016
Gilbert Van Hassel

Never heard of this wine. But made by Henri Bonneau so should be good. Wine is a revelation spicey, crisp, lots of fruit, obviously tannic. Non-vintage. Great winemaking.

Never heard of this wine. But made by Henri Bonneau so should be good. Wine is a revelation spicey, crisp, lots of fruit, obviously tannic. Non-vintage. Great winemaking.

Jan 5th, 2016