2009 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Célestins Henri Bonneau, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
|Grape Variety||Red Rhône Blend|
|Packaging||Original Cardboard Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
(94-97) Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (October 2014)
Even better, the 2009 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve des Célestins is similar to the Marie Beurrier, yet has additional concentration, mid-palate depth and sweet tannin. The balance here is superb, and it gains more and more structure with time in the glass. There’s plenty of similarities to the ’07 (and to a lesser extent, the 2011), and given this showing, it should have a broad drink window.
(95-96) Josh Raynolds, Vinous (April 2015)
Deep ruby. Seductive scents of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, singed plum and star anise, lifted by an intense floral topnote. Sweet, expansive dark fruit flavors show excellent concentration, with suggestions of licorice pastille and orange pith giving the wine an exotic character.
Shows outstanding clarity and power on the extremely long finish, which is shaped by smooth, slow-building tannins.