1999 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant Central Coast
54 Ratings
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54 Ratings
1999 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant Central Coast

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) Successful indeed, silky ripe Grenache textures and aromatics of the Rhone. Great drive and stamina through the finish. Solid.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2003 Vintage) A little bit of a stylistic departure for Bonny Doon. Since I have been hanging out with Patrick Ducournau, I have learned the mantra: "I will fear no tannin." Cigare has always been fruit-driven (in the Australian parlance) and usually has had the soft, plush texture of the upholstery one finds in a vintage Citroën. We have upped the ante and given the wine a little more grip, more conjones, if you will. I think that in doing so, we have enchanced this Cigares ability to age. Varietal compositio...

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2003 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 114
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97