Vivid ruby. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes black raspberry, dried lavender, Indian spices and intense minerality. Pure, expansive red and dark berry flavors stain the palate and pick up lively spiciness on the back half. Rich but energetic, with excellent finishing clarity and length.
Robert Parker 95
Classic Bonneau with its knockout perfume of sweet kirsch, blackberry, saddle leather and roasted herbs, the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins is medium to full-bodied, supple and elegant, with fine, sweet tannin on the finish. Showing more depth and richness than just about any other wine in the vintage, with a fantastic mix of aromatic complexity and textural richness on the palate, it’s drinking beautifully now, and should continue to shine for another decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024