Robert Parker 95-97
The 2014 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru was actually one of my favourite reds of 2014, smitten at first sight I guess. It has a very classy bouquet, very well defined and floral in nature. This is elegant and very refined, the exuberant predisposition of Bonnes-Mares discretely contained, buttoned-down for now. The palate is very well defined with lace-like tannin. It feels so supple in the mouth with a touch of cassis towards the deceptively structured finish. This is one of the best Bonnes-Mares that I have tasted from Dujac.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040
Bright medium red An initial whiff of reduction blew off to reveal complex scents of strawberry, currant, spices, rose petal and wild herbs Showing its richness and structure today more than its primary fruit, but this wine boasts outstanding breadth and finesse of texture, plus the underlying salty minerality of the vintage Finishes with noble building tannins and great breadth and length
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2040
Heady and alluring on the nose. Polished and really rather refined. Jeremy Seysses cites the drive and direction of Bonnes Mares. Jewelly and nicely compact. This will refresh rather knock anyone out.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040