Henri Bonneau

Cuvée Spéciale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.327 ratings
9.210 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
Joseph Ngo

Big dense thick amarone style wine. Sadly slightly corked. I've been nursing it for a month. Just a rich smooth wine. Really an amped up bonneau.

Big dense thick amarone style wine. Sadly slightly corked. I've been nursing it for a month. Just a rich smooth wine. Really an amped up bonneau.

May 28th, 2016
Gary Arya-Armstrong

Sommelier Rockpool Bar and Grill

9.5

16 %alc and balanced! Deep prunes and black olives

16 %alc and balanced! Deep prunes and black olives

Nov 8th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Unlike anything I have ever tried, would never guess CdP but it indeed was and carried itself like a 10 year old, not a 24 year old wine. Made by the #legendary Henri Bonneau, arguably the most revered CdP producer/farmer after Rayas. A deep purple red color hinted that this was going to be interesting and not an old barny wine. The nose showed more mature notes but did not so much dominate over the youthful aspects. The nose showed aromas of dried and crushed berry fruits, earth, leather, and subtle spice notes. The palate took it up a few notches in intensity with youthful vibrancy, layers upon layers of flavor, full bodied, silky and ripe tannins, and a long and lingering finish. #chateauneuf #1990 #henribonneau

Unlike anything I have ever tried, would never guess CdP but it indeed was and carried itself like a 10 year old, not a 24 year old wine. Made by the #legendary Henri Bonneau, arguably the most revered CdP producer/farmer after Rayas. A deep purple red color hinted that this was going to be interesting and not an old barny wine. The nose showed more mature notes but did not so much dominate over the youthful aspects. The nose showed aromas of dried and crushed berry fruits, earth, leather, and subtle spice notes. The palate took it up a few notches in intensity with youthful vibrancy, layers upon layers of flavor, full bodied, silky and ripe tannins, and a long and lingering finish. #chateauneuf #1990 #henribonneau

Mar 21st, 2014
John Wang

Pepper and spice bomb. One glass down and you are blown out of your mind with this 16 degree alcohol monster. But you only feel it in the head, so fresh and tasty in the mouth. Powerful yet seductive at the same time. Would love to try the same wine 5-10 years younger and get blasted out of this universe. Slight bitterness from the tannins at the end. A good time to open the perfectly kept bottle and many years to come.

Pepper and spice bomb. One glass down and you are blown out of your mind with this 16 degree alcohol monster. But you only feel it in the head, so fresh and tasty in the mouth. Powerful yet seductive at the same time. Would love to try the same wine 5-10 years younger and get blasted out of this universe. Slight bitterness from the tannins at the end. A good time to open the perfectly kept bottle and many years to come.

Apr 3rd, 2018
Anand Sundaraj

Brilliant!

Brilliant!

Jul 12th, 2017
Flavio Menezes

Never thought I would love a wine with 16% alcohol that is not fortified, but here it is! Supreme balance and a neverending finish. RIP, master Bonneau. Respect!

Never thought I would love a wine with 16% alcohol that is not fortified, but here it is! Supreme balance and a neverending finish. RIP, master Bonneau. Respect!

Apr 1st, 2016
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.3

Joe had this 4 years ago

Joe had this 4 years ago

Dec 14th, 2016
Bernard Chan

Bernard had this 4 years ago

Bernard had this 4 years ago

Nov 8th, 2016
Philip Coturri

Coturri Winery, Enterprise Vineyard Management

9.0

Philip had this 5 years ago

Philip had this 5 years ago

Jul 18th, 2016
Barry Herbst

Wine Buyer Soutirage

9.6

Barry had this 5 years ago

Barry had this 5 years ago

May 8th, 2016