Broad and gorgeous. Rich and fine. Great substance and balance. Masses tucked in there!
Anticipated maturity: 2032-2048
Robert Parker 96+
“The 2015 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru is a young classic, revealing a youthful bouquet of cherries, red berries, candied peel, rose petal and currant leaf, with little to hint at the savory bass notes to come. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with an ample chassis of chalky tannins cloaked in a deep core of intense, crunchy fruit, its finish long and taut. This Bonnes Mares is more structurally assertive than the Clos Saint-Denis and even the elegant Clos de la Roche, and it will demand correspondingly greater patience while it develops in the cellar.”
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2070
Bright, dark red. The ineffable nose offers a very sexy blend of red fruits, spices, mocha, flowers and herbs. Silky and seamless but with superb integrated acidity giving punch to the intense flavors of raspberry, cocoa powder, flowers and spices. Finishes very suave and very long, with noble tannins perfectly supported by the wine’s strong extract. This wine, made from a yield of just 25 hectoliters per hectare, could easily have been overripe or unwieldy in 2015 but it transcends the vintage in its juicy energy and light touch.