A wine of a great breed. Bright, intense ruby-red color. Complex aromas of Morello cherry ("griotte"), cherrywood, raspberry, and, in some years, a discreet touch of tobacco. As the wine ages, there are notes of truffle and musk. On the palate, a good balance between structure and texture. A remarkably long aftertaste.
A much more restrained nose speaks of softly spicy black cherry liqueur, anise, wood and violet scents. The highly seductive and gorgeously textured broad-shouldered flavors are notably better concentrated while coating the palate with dry extract that also serves to buffer the firm but not hard tannins that support the hugely long finish. What I find interesting about this wine is that notwithstanding the prominent tannins that should allow it to age for 15 to 20 years with no problem the abundant extract is such that it should also be agreeable after only 7 to 8 years of bottle age. AM
The 2014 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru was cropped on September 19 and includes 15% whole cluster fruit, and unlike the Musigny, this had not been bottled. Deep in color, it has great volume and generosity on the nose with blackberry, boysenberry and wilted violet aromas. The fruit is more red than black, perhaps quite Vosne-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, clean and pure, quite refined with deftly integrated oak. Curiously, it comes across as linear on the finish. This is a strict Bonnes-Mares with good tension, a Bonnes-Mares that does not want to let its hair down at the moment. I'd like to see just a little more flamboyance once in bottle.
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