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1996 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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1996 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

Starting bid HK$995.00

Tasting Notes:

The gamey 1996 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits sweet cherry fruit, an angular personality, good fat in the mid-palate, and earthy, smoky, meaty characteristics with an element of decay. It is best consumed during its first 10-12 years of life.

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Henri Bonneau (1938-2016) is 12th generation of wine growers. He made his first vintage in 1956. The domain covers only 6 ha, mainly planted with Grenache that normally counts for more than 90% of the blend and added with small amounts of Mourvedre, Counoise and Vaccarèse. Bonneau's wines have among the most famous and the most expensive in the world from Chateauneuf du Pape and even if you are ready to spend the money they are not easy to get hands on. You might think that he might have been a wealthy man. If he is you can't see it from his appearence or from his home or cellars. He was a very modest and simple living man. Most of the money are gone to the people who distribute his wines. People have told him that he could easily take higher prices for his wines, but he refused to do so. Henri Bonneau decided for each vintage which cuvées he would make. Sometimes one or maybe up to four.