The 2015 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a very delineated bouquet, perhaps three-quarters red and one-quarter black fruit with a subtle marine vein. So pure and refined! The palate is beautifully balanced, offering supple tannin, red cherry, raspberry and touches of cranberry. I adore the tension and elegance of this Bonnes-Mares and the stately manner in which it fans out toward the finish. Superb. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050
Robert Parker 93
“Tasted blind, the 2015 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is more persuasive than the Clos de Bèze, offering up aromas of ripe cherries, licorice, dark chocolate and grilled squab. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with an abundant endowment of fine but firm tannin that tempers what might otherwise be a flamboyantly ripe core of succulent fruit. This is a creditable Bonnes-Mares from Groffier.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035