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2012 Domaine Arlaud Père & Fils Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

  • 96 WA
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 44754-2012-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (one of three barrels is new): Bright medium red. Ripe, musky nose combines redcurrant, cherry, roasted herbs and underbrush, with a mounting wild berry character; quite mellow and complex. Sweet and silky on entry, then dense with extract in the middle, showing multidimensional flavors of red fruits, blueberry, minerals, orange peel, spices and crushed rock; offers the uncanny combination of saline extract and fresh fruit found only in Burgundy. Finishes with a serious spine but the tannins are ripe and complex. Based on my tasting of more than a dozen examples of 2012 Bonnes-Mares, this is a seriously good vintage for this normally austere grand cru. If Arlaud's 2012s don't quite offer the taut, high-pitched aromatics of his 2010s, their richness will make them more pleasurable earlier on.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2012 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a powerful bouquet that has a distinct marine influence of oyster shell and seaweed. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a structured entry. The acidity is well judged with a sinewy but very focused, more Musigny-like finish. Excellent.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • The dedication of the Arlaud family - father Herve, son Cyprien and daughter Bertille - has substantially improved this domaine each year. Their labor-intensive practices of hand pruning, stringent green harvesting and the use of a horse and plow instead of a tractor have produced the finest wines of the domaine's history.

    The wines are textbook expressions of each terroir and are remarkably complex and richly balanced. Look for the domaine to continue to build its strong reputation in vintages ahead.

    See other similar producers:Domaine des Chezeaux,Domaine des Comtes Lafon,Domaine Armand Rousseau

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 44 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors