2013 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
- 91 WA
- 18 JR
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Rating: 94Deep ruby color. This is more deeply pitched still and even more reserved though aggressive swirling liberates a wonderfully complex array of plum and black raspberry liqueur-like aromas where added breadth is present in the form of spice, earth, pepper, dried flowers and a hint of underbrush. The dense, powerful and broad-shouldered flavors brim with dry extract that imparts a velvety mouth feel to the vibrant finale as well as pushes the very firm core of tannins to the background. This is a big but beautifully well-balanced wine that should amply reward up to 20 years of cellaring.Author: Allen Meadows
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18From the south-east corner so all terres rouges. Pungent and concentrated. Lots of 'minerality'. Masses of bumptious, almost gamey, fruit. Not massive in terms of alcohol but massive in terms of flavour. Great freshness ' almost raw red-fruit character. Very fine tannins. Great texture. Real energy.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru from de VogA¬Ac did not show as well as I was expecting. On this occasion it was showing too much oak on the nose that was masking terroir expression -- at least at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple and rounded black fruit, well integrated new oak, quite plush in style with more blue fruit emerging towards the finish. It just lacks a little personality, perhaps exposed by its juxtaposition against other Bonnes-Mares. Closing down maybe?Author: Neal Martin
Rating: 94Bright, dark red-ruby. Knockout nose combines black fruits, minerals, dark chocolate, clove and menthol. Dense, sappy and intense, boasting outstanding energy and lift to its almost painful flavors of blackberry and black cherry. There's a sweetness here but the wine is very closed today, finishing with a powerful tannic spine and superb vinosity (|in a somber style, almost a bit frightening,| says winemaker Millet). - Stephen Tanzer
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Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.
Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from , where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include , , , and .
New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in , particularly and , and top producers include , , and .
High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 135 bottles owned
- 21 collectors