Henri Bonneau, Chateauneuf du Pape, Reserve des Celestins 2010
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98 points Wine Advocate
The 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins is a sensational effort. Deeper, richer and more concentrated than the Marie Beurrier, it reveals an unusually inky ruby/purple color to go with overflowing notes of kirsch liqueur, roasted meats, crushed flowers, garrigue and just about every other Provençal spice you could name. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, layered and a blockbuster-styled effort, it should surpass the 2007 and possibly rival the 1990. This is a tour de force in Châteauneuf du Pape! (JD) (10/2015)95 points Vinous
Saturated ruby. Intense mineral- and spice-accented aromas of candied black and blue fruits, floral pastilles and spicecake. Velvety and expansive on the palate, with powerful black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors lifted and sharpened by juicy acidity. Shows outstanding depth and focus on the tenacious finish, with supple, harmonious tannins coming in late. Conveys a surprisingly cuddly personality for a '10 but this highly concentrated wine has plenty of structure for aging. (JR) (4/2015)