2018 Bonpas "Croix de Bonpas" Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages

SKU #1446550 96 points Decanter

 Liquorice, spice and herbal aromas with a hint of reduction cede to a juicy, concentrated and layered palate with notes of spicy oak and blackberry. Classy, long and focused.  (6/2019)


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Price: $13.99

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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/3/2019 | Send Email
If you loved our first offering from Bonpas, get that credit card out of your wallet and yes, rent that u-haul because the Croix de Bonpas is even better! The wow factor is kicked up several notches to this Grenache/Syrah blend with the addition of Mourvedre and Carignan, which give the wine enticing spiciness and uplifting acidity. This is full-bodied and lusty with gobs of ripe black fruits like slow roasted plums, blackberries, ripe raspberries, and hints of garrigue. The finish is round and smooth and completes with an elegant upswing. I consumed the majority of the bottle in one night. It's just that good.

By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/3/2019 | Send Email
Very engaging aromas of sage, wild blackberry, and a bright floral note lead to a palate full of juicy red and black fruit, a fine grain texture, graphite, and a touch of vanilla and spice. This is a bit more traditional in the scope of Cotes du Rhône as it shows a great sense of finesse and bright fruit. This is a lot of wine for the price and will find many fans for those looking for an over-performing, everyday red.

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/3/2019 | Send Email
I didn't think it was possible but I think I prefer the Croix de Bonpas to the Dame de Bonpas! The nose is absolutely enthralling with notes of raspberry kirsch, Baker's Chocolate, licorice and smoke while the palate is a seamless blend of red and black fruits and spice. The wine has great acidity and balance which allows the way to always be in complete harmony between the fruit, tannin, alcohol and sugar. This is an outstanding Cotes du Rhone and a steal at only $13.99. If you loved the Dame de Bonpas then you'll be absolutely infatuated with the Croix de Bonpas.

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5