More Vintages and Sizes of Robert Groffier Pere et Fils - Bonnes Mares:
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Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 29
(from a .97 ha parcel of 40 year old vines and 50% new wood) No review available
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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 137
($190-$413) Good deep red. Wild, superripe aromas of blackberry liqueur, mocha, milk chocolate and faded rose. Sweet, dense and thick, but with very good lift to its flavors of dark berries, wild herbs and game. This impressively fat, large-scaled grand cru is as chewy as a solid. Finishes very long and lush, with thoroughly ripe tannins. Those who taste with their mouth alone will rate this massive wine even higher than I did; I wanted a bit more in the way of treble notes. But this one may yet explode with seven or eight years of cellaring.
Author: David Schildknecht
The Groffier 2005 Bonnes Mares smells of black raspberry and wild blueberry laced with sage and a hint of game, offers a rather Musigny-like combination of inner-mouth florality and refinement on the palate, and finishes with pure, sweet fruit, even silkier in texture and nearly as bright as the Hauts Doix, not to mention more intense and with a tactile finishing minerality, fineness of tannins and sheer length that (as well they should) go beyond the Premier Cru wines.
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