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Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond

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2017
93
Black cherries, black plums, licorice, flowers, and spice notes open the perfume. Fresh, round and silky, with an endnote loaded with cherries and a touch of bitter chocolate. Drink from 2022-2035.

Black cherries, black plums, licorice, flowers, and spice notes open the perfume. Fresh, round and silky, with an endnote loaded with cherries and a touch of bitter chocolate. Drink from 2022-2035.

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2016
94
Salty blackberries, plums, flowers, and smoke open the wine before you move to the round, silky, lush, cherry, cocoa-packed, vibrant palate. This is just entering its drinking window. Drink from 2022-2039,

Salty blackberries, plums, flowers, and smoke open the wine before you move to the round, silky, lush, cherry, cocoa-packed, vibrant palate. This is just entering its drinking window. Drink from 2022-2039,

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2015
94
Full-bodied, fresh, vigorous, meaty and with loads of smoke, dark raspberry, earth and red, juicy, sweet plums. The finish continues that same theme, with the addition of saltiness in the tannins that gets you ready for another sip.

Full-bodied, fresh, vigorous, meaty and with loads of smoke, dark raspberry, earth and red, juicy, sweet plums. The finish continues that same theme, with the addition of saltiness in the tannins that gets you ready for another sip.

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2010
91
The aromatics deliver floral notes with fresh cherries, black raspberry and spicy characteristics. The texture is silky, soft and inviting, finishing with fresh, ripe red berries.

The aromatics deliver floral notes with fresh cherries, black raspberry and spicy characteristics. The texture is silky, soft and inviting, finishing with fresh, ripe red berries.

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2010
90
Still so young, but it's impossible not to get the sensuous textures, freshness, purity and peppery, spicy red fruits, licorice, earth, ripe tannins and fresh, red fruit finish. This should be much better in 4-6 ore years.

Still so young, but it's impossible not to get the sensuous textures, freshness, purity and peppery, spicy red fruits, licorice, earth, ripe tannins and fresh, red fruit finish. This should be much better in 4-6 ore years.

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2009
93
Much better with age, the wine pops right off the bat with smokey cherries, flowers, thyme, black raspberries, pepper, and cocoa in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, lush, and loaded with smokey, red fruit, spice, chalk, and salt. The vibrant finish tastes and feels great. Drink from 2023-2032.

Much better with age, the wine pops right off the bat with smokey cherries, flowers, thyme, black raspberries, pepper, and cocoa in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, lush, and loaded with smokey, red fruit, spice, chalk, and salt. The vibrant finish tastes and feels great. Drink from 2023-2032.

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The debut vintage for the newest addition to the Bonnefond lineup is elegant, fresh and filled with spring flowers, black raspberry, earth and kirsch. Lushly textured, medium bodied and approachable, there is freshness in the bright red fruit, and thyme filled finish.

The debut vintage for the newest addition to the Bonnefond lineup is elegant, fresh and filled with spring flowers, black raspberry, earth and kirsch. Lushly textured, medium bodied and approachable, there is freshness in the bright red fruit, and thyme filled finish.

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2009
94
Rich, supple textures, fresh, bright, dark red berries, smoke, earth and floral notes and a long, sweet, fresh, pure finish. So young, but so good... Perhaps the best value in Cote Rotie today.

Rich, supple textures, fresh, bright, dark red berries, smoke, earth and floral notes and a long, sweet, fresh, pure finish. So young, but so good... Perhaps the best value in Cote Rotie today.

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2007
93
It's nice when a high quality Cote Rotie can be found at a fair price. It doesn't happen much these days. 2007 Bonnenfond Rochains delivers the goods with its round, silky textures and fresh black raspberry, fennel, plum, mineral and bacon fat filled nose.

It's nice when a high quality Cote Rotie can be found at a fair price. It doesn't happen much these days. 2007 Bonnenfond Rochains delivers the goods with its round, silky textures and fresh black raspberry, fennel, plum, mineral and bacon fat filled nose.

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2005
90
Masculine, meaty, crisp, peppery and fresh, the wine is full bodied, with a firm structured character. It's a good wine, but more intellectual than fun. I was expecting a bit more from the wine.

Masculine, meaty, crisp, peppery and fresh, the wine is full bodied, with a firm structured character. It's a good wine, but more intellectual than fun. I was expecting a bit more from the wine.

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2003
90
Deeply colored with licorice, smoke, coffee bean, blackberry, incense, earthy, blueberry and spice. Modern style of Cote Rotie, with very ripe berries, spice and coffee bean in the finish. This was more interesting a few years ago. It is a bit too oaky for me at this stage of the game.

Deeply colored with licorice, smoke, coffee bean, blackberry, incense, earthy, blueberry and spice. Modern style of Cote Rotie, with very ripe berries, spice and coffee bean in the finish. This was more interesting a few years ago. It is a bit too oaky for me at this stage of the game.

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With scents of roasted black cherry, bacon fat, caramel, herbs, smoke and sap, this full bodied, opulently textured wine finishes with sweet, black raspberry and fresh cut Provencal herbs. This wine is ready to drink

With scents of roasted black cherry, bacon fat, caramel, herbs, smoke and sap, this full bodied, opulently textured wine finishes with sweet, black raspberry and fresh cut Provencal herbs. This wine is ready to drink

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1999
94
Once again, the last bottle from the case proved to be the best. Cote Rotie lovers lucky enough to have a bottle or two stashed away of this gem are lucky indeed. Smoky, fresh, spicy, earthy, stony and with ample, bright red fruits and soft tannins, this rich, lifted, focused wine is what Northern Rhone Syrah is all about.

Once again, the last bottle from the case proved to be the best. Cote Rotie lovers lucky enough to have a bottle or two stashed away of this gem are lucky indeed. Smoky, fresh, spicy, earthy, stony and with ample, bright red fruits and soft tannins, this rich, lifted, focused wine is what Northern Rhone Syrah is all about.

1,874 Views   Tasted
Floral, black cherry, liqueur, pepper, white peach and orange peel in the nose pop with no trouble. In the mouth, silky smooth sensations of sweet, ripe, black cherries, thyme and dusty cocoa flavors mesh perfectly with supple textures. This is right where it needs to be. It could get better, but why wait?

Floral, black cherry, liqueur, pepper, white peach and orange peel in the nose pop with no trouble. In the mouth, silky smooth sensations of sweet, ripe, black cherries, thyme and dusty cocoa flavors mesh perfectly with supple textures. This is right where it needs to be. It could get better, but why wait?

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Flowers. cherries, smoke, kirsch, cherry girotte, stone and bacon fat aromas permeate the perfume. Rich, lush and luscious in texture, this sublime Cote Rotie is a stunner, ending with a long, fresh, pure, opulent, ostentatious licorice, spice and cherry liqueur finish. Drink this over the next decade and enjoy the fireworks.

Flowers. cherries, smoke, kirsch, cherry girotte, stone and bacon fat aromas permeate the perfume. Rich, lush and luscious in texture, this sublime Cote Rotie is a stunner, ending with a long, fresh, pure, opulent, ostentatious licorice, spice and cherry liqueur finish. Drink this over the next decade and enjoy the fireworks.

2,151 Views   Tasted
Aromas of red, black and blue fruit simmered in bacon fat with dashes of earth, vanilla and flowers. Plush and sexy on the palate. Liqueur of molten, kirsch and raspberry licorice coat your mouth for :40 of divine pleasure. Tannin and acidity keep it fresh. Sill young, but developing nicely.

Aromas of red, black and blue fruit simmered in bacon fat with dashes of earth, vanilla and flowers. Plush and sexy on the palate. Liqueur of molten, kirsch and raspberry licorice coat your mouth for :40 of divine pleasure. Tannin and acidity keep it fresh. Sill young, but developing nicely.

1,510 Views   Tasted
Deeply colored. The very dense texture with perfume of black fruits, herbs and a floral component was intense. Give it another 5 years as it's still bright and primary.

Deeply colored. The very dense texture with perfume of black fruits, herbs and a floral component was intense. Give it another 5 years as it's still bright and primary.

1,626 Views   Tasted