Bonnes Mares

2017 Bonnes Mares Drouhin Laroze

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  • Appellation:
    Bonnes Mares
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 3
  • Stock Location:
    Hong Kong
Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 91-93 (2019 Jan.)

The fruit is dominated by reductive notes and there is a trace of the funk on the palate where there is otherwise good density and volume to the sappy mocha-infused if somewhat awkward finish. Normally when I find reduction on the palate it's never a good sign (and I rarely rate such wines) but in this case my sense is that a thorough aeration will be sufficient to dissipate it. Still, I'm adding a question mark to my projected range as a cautionary sign.

Vinous - Score: 94-96 (2019 Jan.)

The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a very expressive bouquet with violet-tinged blackberry and boysenberry fruit, well defined and quite precise. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, taut and linear for a Bonnes-Mares but the coiled-up energy is palpable here. There is such energy on the finish that you know that this will turn into an exceptionally fine Bonnes-Mares. Recommended.