International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95($285) Good full red. An essence of Bonnes-Mares on the nose: raspberry, crushed flowers, minerals, pepper, gunflint, gingerbread and orange peel. Silky on entry, then wonderfully perfumed and pure in the mouth, with pungent spicy minerality giving the mid-palate outstanding lift. Broadens out impressively on the back end, and finishes with outstanding lingering sweetness and perfume. This has put on weight since I tasted it from barrel a year ago.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2010
Burghound | Rating: 95A serious, tight and brooding nose though aggressive swirling coaxes intensely floral, pure and elegant notes of very ripe black cherry and currant that merge into broad-shouldered and well-muscled flavors that offer excellent volume and concentration, all wrapped in an explosive and moderately austere finish. This is flat out terrific and blessed with huge amounts of dry extract. This should age extremely well but note that it is a wine for the very patient.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 2nd Quarter, 2009
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Sweet, lightly-cooked cherry, vanilla, and brown spices on the nose of Bouchard's 2007 Bonnes Mares leads to a veritable eruption of ripe red fruits on a palate of textural refinement and unusual energy and brightness for the vintage. Savory salinity, with citrus oil, cherry pit, and white pepper bitterness and pungency help prolong its finish. This displays the sort of vibratory intensity one associates with 2008, representing an exceptional achievement for 2007 and a wine almost certainly worth following for 12-15 years.Author: David Schildknecht
Eighty-six hectares of grand and premier cru vineyards. One hundred thirty total hectares in the Cote d'Or. Eighty crus produced each vintage. Two hundred seventy-five years of history. Bouchard Père et Fils is truly an institution in Beaune. The Maison was founded by father and son Michel and Joseph Bouchard in 1731, and the family wine merchant business has grown steadily ever since, taking any opportunity to add to its vineyard holdings along the way. Not to be completely overshadowed by its wines, Bouchard conducts business in the very center of Beaune in the old Chateau de Beaune, whose storied past rivals that of the Maison. In 1995, the Champagne family of Joseph Henriot took control of Bouchard, resulting in improvements in quality, not to mention the addition of more top-level vineyard sites. Reds of particular interest include the flagship Beaune Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus and the Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. As for whites, the Meursault Genevrières, Meursault Perrières, Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet are all great interpreters of their particular sites, exhibiting the many nuances of grand and premier cru Chardonnay.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 15 bottles owned
- 5 collectors