HENRI BONNEAU Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Henri Bonneau" 2018

Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France

Grape: Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise, Vaccarese

Tasting Notes: "Exceptional in many aspects, 2017 witnessed weather records that led to an early and small harvest. This cuvée is the "regular" bottling from Henri Bonneau, consisting in barrels that are not retained for Marie Beurrier or Célestins. A terrific entry-level and certainly the most appealing young, as it drinks decidedly sooner than the top two Bonneau bottlings. This 2017 is a sexy, medium-bodied wine that’s loaded with notions of garrigue, kirsch, red currant, plum, cooked meat, dried herbs, dried flowers, and an aftertaste of black pepper. Already delicious after 1 hour decanting." - John Gilman, A View From The Cellar

About the winery
Henri Bonneau is one of the true legends of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and despite his passing in 2016, the legacy carries on thanks to his historical team who is keeping the same methods. The family has 6 hectares of vineyards split between the best plots of Châteauneuf, including La Crau, the finest terroir delivering the mythical "Cuvée des Célestins". The winemaking has never changed there, and the keyword is time, the wine is aged in oak for 3-4 years… a habit among many others, all of it making Henri Bonneau's wines so unique.