“In many ways, the regular bottling from Henri Bonneau is perhaps my favorite … It is a great example of Châteauneuf du Pape in my book, and a wine that is of great worth to search out and secure whenever it pops up, as it drinks decidedly sooner than the top two Bonneau bottlings (usually coming into full bloom about eight years out from the vintage), but ages very gracefully.”
John Gilman, A View From The Cellar.
“The classic 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape is a sexy, medium-bodied, sunny wine that’s loaded with notions of garrigue, kirsch, incense and fruit cake aromas and flavors. While I suspect it will be on a relatively fast evolutionary track, the fact is that these long elevage, which are the MO at this estate, result in a stable, age-worthy wine, even in forward, charming vintages such as 2011. Still, don’t hesitate to enjoy this in its youth.”
90-92 points, Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2016.