Bonneau, Henri

Background

Henri Bonneau's stuff is most certainly in a class of its own - utterly unique, and could only be made by a particular kind of person – one who is not prepared to compromise. In fact, in 1987, 1991, 1993 and 2002, no wine was made at all. His best cuvee, the Reserve des Celestins, is made primarily from Grenache (much like the legendary Ch Rayas), and the vast majority of his holdings are in the La Crau sector of Chateauneuf – the best sector.

Any visit to Bonneau's cellar is fraught with danger – an archaeological dig for Roman ruins under the floor has left several large black holes about 20 feet deep which must be carefully crossed on wooden planks! However the wines produced from this cave are extraordinarily complex, powerful, and almost immortal, and any visit to see Henri Bonneau is one of life's more memorable encounters.

This is how Chateauneuf du Pape used to be made and is unquestionably a wine that can compete with the very best in the world. Sadly production is only 1,500 cases a year, over half of which goes to the US.

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Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Marie Beurrier
Bonneau, Henri
btls IB 1 0 £2,400 cs -
Red 2001 CNDP Reserve des Celestins
Bonneau, Henri
mags IB 0 2 £1,750 mags 98
Red 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Marie Beurrier
Bonneau, Henri
btls IB 0 6 £125 btls 87 (RP)
Red 2007 CNDP Reserve des Celestins
Bonneau, Henri
btls IB 1 0 £4,225 cs 96-98 (RP)
Red 2009 CNDP Reserve des Celestins
Bonneau, Henri
btls IB 5 0 From £3,156 cs 95-98
Red 2009 CNDP Reserve des Celestins
Bonneau, Henri
mags IB 1 0 £3,950 cs 95-98
Red 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape
Bonneau, Henri
mags IB 0 3 £282 mags -
Red 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Marie Beurrier
Bonneau, Henri
btls IB 2 0 From £3,204 cs -
Red 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape
Bonneau, Henri
mags IB 1 0 £1,320 cs -
Red 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Marie Beurrier
Bonneau, Henri
mags IB 1 0 £1,350 cs -
Red 2012 CNDP Reserve des Celestins
Bonneau, Henri
btls IB 3 6 £3,200 cs 97 (WS)
Red 2012 CNDP Reserve des Celestins
Bonneau, Henri
mags IB 1 0 £2,890 cs 97 (WS)
Red 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Marie Beurrier
Bonneau, Henri
mags IB 1 0 £1,200 cs -

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