Bonneau Oddity: Henri Bonneau Les Rouliers
NV 750s and Magnums

Posted by Ian McFadden

Bonneau's wines are unlike anything in the Southern Rhône.

They are wines of unyielding traditionalism. Bonneau boasts a haunting mysterious depth. The signature is wild, constantly evolving and very nuanced complexity.

Today, I'm excited to offer what's likely the ultimate oddity of Bonneau's line-up, the non-vintage Les Rouliers.

Les Rouliers is typically based on two or three vintages and is mainly sourced from vineyards just outside of Châteauneuf, though it can also include some declassified wine from Châteauneuf.

Possibly the best way to describe Rouliers is Vin de Soif Bonneau style. Yes, there's a gulpable freshness (that's one of the reasons we included special 4-packs and magnums), but there's also an intensity and nuanced seriousness that exists on an entirely different plane than your typical, high quality quaffer.

This is a serious and complicated bottle with a multi-dimensional presentation of dark fruits, spice, floral notes, scorched earth and minerals. There's something incredibly charming about the wine's honesty and gulpability.

I'm very happy to be able to offer the Rouliers. Henri Bonneau, who sadly passed away in 2016, stands as one of the great old guard producers. Bonneau's wines have an incredible impact and deliver a rare level of soulfulness.

Before closing, I should warn you that Rouliers is a rare bottle. Currently, there are only two listings for magnums in the U.S. We expect this to disappear quickly. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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