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    Henri Bonneau

    About Henri Bonneau

    Born in 1938 and crafting the most extraordinary expressions of Châteauneuf-du-Pape well into his eighth decade, Henri Bonneau was a true legend in the Rhône. Considered by many to be the last of the “old guard”, Bonneau was as humble and true to his roots as his wines were transcendent and opulent.

    A visit to his winery was far removed from the manicured lawns and elegant rose gardens of Bordeaux, but more akin to visiting namesake and fellow vinous legend Henri Jayer in Burgundy. Jeff Leve once joked that the most modern item owned by Bonneau was an Art Nouveau door to the entrance of his winery from the 1920s!

    Consistently proving that sometimes, the old ways are the best, Bonneau produced some of the greatest wines ever seen in the Rhône during his tenure, chief amongst which is the otherworldly Réserve des Célestins 1990.

    “One of the greatest wines ever produced ... anywhere ... is the 1990. Having consistently merited 100 points (if my scoring system went higher, it would be there)”
    Robert M. Parker Jr.

    Viniculture

    The prestige cuvée of Henri Bonneau as well as its most famous, Réserve des Célestins is a blend of around 90% Grenache with a varying mélange of other Rhône varietals rounding out proceedings. Whole cluster fermentation is carried out in traditional concrete vats before the wine is aged for 3-5 years in old French foudres and barrels. Released in only the very best vintages, Bonneau used to adapt his vinification methodology in response to vintage conditions and fruit characteristics quite significantly vintage-to-vintage – each version of this wine is utterly unique.

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    13 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 1988 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,471.48
    1988

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 1988 (1x75cl)
    Outstanding condition as per photos. any 6 available (from the photos of x10 shown) Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 1x75cl 6 - Inc. VAT: £1,471.48
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2005 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £5,633.27
    2005

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2005 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    Surprisingly, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins was much more open, rounded and sexy than the more austere, angular Marie Beurrier. This is a gorgeous, classic effort by Bonneau that's overflowing with notions of sweet Grenache fruit, Provencal garrigue, cured meats, beef blood and spice. The aromatics alone are worth the price of admission, and the palate doesn't lose a beat, with full-bodied richness, a full, layered, concentrated mid-palate and sweet tannin on the finish. Like the Marie Beurrier, the acidity here is elevated, yet in this case, it's beautifully woven into the wine. It offers serious pleasure now, yet will have no problems continuing to evolve nicely for another 15+ years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,633.27
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2007 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £7,023.34
    2007

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2007 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    I still remember tasting the the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins just after bottling (which, given the long elevage here, wasn't that long ago) and it's still open and sexy today, with that classic, incredible perfume that only seems to come from this estate. Kirsch, garrigue, new saddle leather, truffles and spice are just some of the nuances, and this ruby colored beauty is stacked on the palate, offering full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and a bombastic style that's reminiscent of the 1990. It's a heavenly wine that I suspect will have a long life and drink beautifully for all of it.
    As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £7,023.34
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2007 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,178.07
    2007

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2007 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    I still remember tasting the the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins just after bottling (which, given the long elevage here, wasn't that long ago) and it's still open and sexy today, with that classic, incredible perfume that only seems to come from this estate. Kirsch, garrigue, new saddle leather, truffles and spice are just some of the nuances, and this ruby colored beauty is stacked on the palate, offering full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and a bombastic style that's reminiscent of the 1990. It's a heavenly wine that I suspect will have a long life and drink beautifully for all of it.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rhone 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,178.07
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2008 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £5,241.34
    2008

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2008 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Josh Raynolds (93-94)

    Bright ruby. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and cassis, with a smoky nuance and intense spiciness. Aeration brings out musky licorice and herb notes as well as a brighter cherry quality. Shows very good energy on the finish, which leaves juicy blue fruit notes behind.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 2 93-94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,241.34
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2008 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,653.67
    2008

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2008 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Josh Raynolds (93-94)

    Bright ruby. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and cassis, with a smoky nuance and intense spiciness. Aeration brings out musky licorice and herb notes as well as a brighter cherry quality. Shows very good energy on the finish, which leaves juicy blue fruit notes behind.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 6x75cl 1 93-94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,653.67
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2009 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,690.54
    2009

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2009 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (95-96)

    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.
    Case of 12 available in bond, OCC and excellent condition. Please see photos. Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 95-96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,690.54
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2011 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,386.94
    2011

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2011 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93-95)

    Bright ruby-red. Far more expressive than the Marie Beurrier, displaying a wild array of candied red fruits, flowers and Asian spices, along with an intense mineral overtone. Silky, sweet and pure on the palate, offering intense raspberry preserve and spicecake flavors and a jolt of lavender pastille. Closes long and sweet, with building spiciness and smooth, harmonious tannins that sneak up late.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    7-9 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 93-95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,386.94
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2012 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,740.14
    2012

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2012 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (94-96)

    Scheduled to be bottled in October (it’s probably already in bottle), the 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Célestins is gorgeous stuff and has everything you expect from this estate. Black currants, garrigue, beef blood and ground pepper all give way to a ripe, sexy and full-bodied beauty that has sweet tannin. I’m quite sure Henri would snub his nose and call the wine too easy, in his gregarious way, but count me as a fan.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 94-96 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,740.14
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2014 (5x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,675.39
    2014

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2014 (5x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (92-94)

    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.
    perfect bottles in a neutral carton as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 5x75cl 1 92-94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,675.39
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,902.47
    2015

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2015 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £1,902.47
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2016 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,966.94
    2016

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2016 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £3,966.94
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2016 (3x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,504.87
    2016

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2016 (3x150cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 3x150cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,504.87
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 1988 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,224.00
    1988

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 1988 (1x75cl)
    Outstanding condition as per photos. any 6 available (from the photos of x10 shown) Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 1x75cl 6 - In Bond: £1,224.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2005 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,681.00
    2005

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2005 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    Surprisingly, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins was much more open, rounded and sexy than the more austere, angular Marie Beurrier. This is a gorgeous, classic effort by Bonneau that's overflowing with notions of sweet Grenache fruit, Provencal garrigue, cured meats, beef blood and spice. The aromatics alone are worth the price of admission, and the palate doesn't lose a beat, with full-bodied richness, a full, layered, concentrated mid-palate and sweet tannin on the finish. Like the Marie Beurrier, the acidity here is elevated, yet in this case, it's beautifully woven into the wine. It offers serious pleasure now, yet will have no problems continuing to evolve nicely for another 15+ years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,681.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2007 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £5,826.00
    2007

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2007 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    I still remember tasting the the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins just after bottling (which, given the long elevage here, wasn't that long ago) and it's still open and sexy today, with that classic, incredible perfume that only seems to come from this estate. Kirsch, garrigue, new saddle leather, truffles and spice are just some of the nuances, and this ruby colored beauty is stacked on the palate, offering full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and a bombastic style that's reminiscent of the 1990. It's a heavenly wine that I suspect will have a long life and drink beautifully for all of it.
    As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,826.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2007 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,635.00
    2007

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2007 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    I still remember tasting the the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins just after bottling (which, given the long elevage here, wasn't that long ago) and it's still open and sexy today, with that classic, incredible perfume that only seems to come from this estate. Kirsch, garrigue, new saddle leather, truffles and spice are just some of the nuances, and this ruby colored beauty is stacked on the palate, offering full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and a bombastic style that's reminiscent of the 1990. It's a heavenly wine that I suspect will have a long life and drink beautifully for all of it.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rhone 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,635.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2008 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,341.00
    2008

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2008 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Josh Raynolds (93-94)

    Bright ruby. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and cassis, with a smoky nuance and intense spiciness. Aeration brings out musky licorice and herb notes as well as a brighter cherry quality. Shows very good energy on the finish, which leaves juicy blue fruit notes behind.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 2 93-94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,341.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2008 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,198.00
    2008

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2008 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Josh Raynolds (93-94)

    Bright ruby. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and cassis, with a smoky nuance and intense spiciness. Aeration brings out musky licorice and herb notes as well as a brighter cherry quality. Shows very good energy on the finish, which leaves juicy blue fruit notes behind.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 6x75cl 1 93-94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,198.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2009 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,882.00
    2009

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2009 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (95-96)

    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.
    Case of 12 available in bond, OCC and excellent condition. Please see photos. Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 95-96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,882.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2011 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,629.00
    2011

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2011 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93-95)

    Bright ruby-red. Far more expressive than the Marie Beurrier, displaying a wild array of candied red fruits, flowers and Asian spices, along with an intense mineral overtone. Silky, sweet and pure on the palate, offering intense raspberry preserve and spicecake flavors and a jolt of lavender pastille. Closes long and sweet, with building spiciness and smooth, harmonious tannins that sneak up late.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    7-9 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 93-95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,629.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2012 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,090.00
    2012

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2012 (12x75cl)

    Jeb Dunnuck (94-96)

    Scheduled to be bottled in October (it’s probably already in bottle), the 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Célestins is gorgeous stuff and has everything you expect from this estate. Black currants, garrigue, beef blood and ground pepper all give way to a ripe, sexy and full-bodied beauty that has sweet tannin. I’m quite sure Henri would snub his nose and call the wine too easy, in his gregarious way, but count me as a fan.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 94-96 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,090.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2014 (5x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,385.00
    2014

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2014 (5x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (92-94)

    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.
    perfect bottles in a neutral carton as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 5x75cl 1 92-94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,385.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,572.00
    2015

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2015 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £1,572.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2016 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,279.00
    2016

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2016 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £3,279.00
    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2016 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: £2,074.00
    2016

    Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Celestins 2016 (3x150cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rhone 3x150cl 1 - In Bond: £2,074.00

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