(2004 Vintage) The dark ruby/plum-tinged, expansive, rich, heady 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins offers hints of fresh figs, beef blood, roasted herbs, lavender, soy and balsamic. It is a top wine for this so-so vintage, and should drink well for 15-20 years. There is less difference between the two cuvees in 2004 than one normally sees.
International Wine Cellar(1999 Vintage) Rating: 91-94 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-01
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 151 on Feb-04
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator