International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96Good deep red. Highly nuanced but reticent aromas of cherry, smoky minerality, wild herbs, brown spices, mocha, pepper and earth. Then a creamy-sweet, super-rich raspberry bomb in the mouth, with exotic floral high tones and sweet oak giving it early appeal. But this very ripe wine is powerful and very young.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: January/February 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2009 Bonnes Mares opens with gorgeous aromatics that lead to a muscular core of fruit. The wine finds its inner elegance on the mid-palate and finish, where hints of candied fruit and violets come together, adding lift and elegance. The combination of aromatic expressiveness and nuanced fruit elevate this to a very high level. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034.Author: Antonio Galloni
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 17 bottles owned
- 4 collectors