Gaec Henri Bonneau et Fils

Les Rouliers Vin de Table de France Grenache Blend

9.113 ratings
9.24 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
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

L11/12 🔥🔥🔥

L11/12 🔥🔥🔥

Apr 6th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

This is so freaking good. Thank you Lyle Fass.

This is so freaking good. Thank you Lyle Fass.

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Personally I am just not that into Grenache these days but this one is so well made and kind of fun I can't score it an 88 which is my personal score. For the Grenache lover though this is as good as it gets for $40 or so.
A heady dose of oak is noticeable on the finish, especially when the glass is low on wine. But fear not it is well integrated on the palate.
Like dense, liquid silk, this is so easy to drink with finely grained tannin (thank God some tannin) on the finish.
Some acidity even checks in after an hour open as the wine broadens with air.

This had a funny evolution from the cork pull. Fruity and slick the first 30 minutes, then broader and more acid with more noticeable tannin...then it went into beast-mode and got huge after 2+hours.

This would stand up well to many CdP that lack the balance and finesse this wine gets from the late-great master Bonneau.

Personally I am just not that into Grenache these days but this one is so well made and kind of fun I can't score it an 88 which is my personal score. For the Grenache lover though this is as good as it gets for $40 or so.
A heady dose of oak is noticeable on the finish, especially when the glass is low on wine. But fear not it is well integrated on the palate.
Like dense, liquid silk, this is so easy to drink with finely grained tannin (thank God some tannin) on the finish.
Some acidity even checks in after an hour open as the wine broadens with air.

This had a funny evolution from the cork pull. Fruity and slick the first 30 minutes, then broader and more acid with more noticeable tannin...then it went into beast-mode and got huge after 2+hours.

This would stand up well to many CdP that lack the balance and finesse this wine gets from the late-great master Bonneau.

Aug 13th, 2016
Michael Greene

Leather-y and a bit green. Grippy, ripe tannins.

Leather-y and a bit green. Grippy, ripe tannins.

Oct 8th, 2018
Chris Chiapparelli

So much more than a CdR. More like a baby CdP. Pedigree really shows through. Kills for the price.

So much more than a CdR. More like a baby CdP. Pedigree really shows through. Kills for the price.

Aug 8th, 2017
Naboth van den Broek

2009-2010

Jul 3rd, 2017
Sam Fournier

2008 and 2009

2008 and 2009

Jul 17th, 2016
Bryan Bielawski

Bryan had this a year ago

Bryan had this a year ago

Mar 22nd, 2020
Maxime Lemeunier

Maxime had this 3 years ago

Maxime had this 3 years ago

Nov 25th, 2017
Robert Karlsson

Robert had this 4 years ago

Robert had this 4 years ago

Oct 2nd, 2017