2014 henri bonneau, chateauneuf-du-pape, reserve celestins
Why We're Buying
Plain and simple, Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Célestins is a killer wine. It's rich, concentrated, and complex. It opens with intense candied red fruit that brings along Asian spice, minerally notes, and fresh-cut flowers. As wine critic Robert Parker said in 2011, "the elixir that comes out of the (Henri Bonneau) barrels never ceases to amaze."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
In contrast, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve des Célestins is a significant step up and has ample density and depth, as well as medium to full-bodied richness; the wine has lots of sweet kirsch and cherry fruits, garrigue and peppery aromas and flavors. In addition, the tannin is sweet and polished, and it has more concentration, depth and richness than most in the vintage.