I can't afford his wine. I've had the Marie Beurrier in '97 and '95 and was very impressed, though not at the level necessary for me to buy what essentially amounts to a $150 (OH price)second wine from Chateauneuf du Pape. I'd love to try his reserve if I can find someone else to buy it.
I stumbled on this bottle (93 CdP) at a local store about 6 months ago. I was interested but the retailer talked me out of it saying that even Bonneau was disappointed with the wine and considered not releasing it. Whether this was just his being humble, or wrong information entirely, I'm not sure. If you try it post notes!
No way guys! After reading all I could on Bonneau, the one thing I'm sure of he will not release an inferior wine! He *is* extremely modest about his wine.
acaronianasa, if you pop that cork, I'd recommend decanting it for at hour. I made the HUGE HUGE mistake of drinking some of my 97s right out of the cellar and was disappointed. Once I let it decant, my god! I cried over wasting those early bottles.
rhone warrior, I hear you about the prices. His regular CDP is within reach but I agree the better two wines are pricy. I was lucky enough to get some Marie Beurrier for christmas and I'm hoping to buy a couple bottles of Celestines as a splurge.
Looks like Rhone Warrior was right on. Tanzer 93 CDP--86 pts (WS gave it 95) "Good deep red. Old-pinot aromas of iron, mocha, maple syrup, chocolate, coffee and raisin. Smooth, spicy redcurrant fruit shows good freshness but modest richness. Finishes rather unconvincing, with dusty tannins. I noted to Bonneau that this wine shows sound acidity; he replied that it simply lacks body and material."
quote:Originally posted by pdwino: 12 clicks, 1999 Celestins @ $225 btl from the Rare Wine Co. in Sonoma. Also first time ever in mags here in the U.S. @ $475. Lord only knows how long before it's really ready to drink.
That's exactly what and where I'm looking at I want a Mag but I know I'd never drink it.
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