Vinous | Rating: 94(90% vendange entier; 50% new oak): Bright red-ruby. Classic Bonnes-Mares aromas of blueberry, blackberry, licorice, menthol, crushed rock and violet. Densely packed and seriously rich, conveying an exhilarating sweet/savory character to its flavors of black fruits, brown spices, wild herbs and black pepper. The big, dusty, building tannins are nicely supported by the wine's strong material and chocolatey persistence. Groffier was in the middle of bottling this wine at the time of my visit and may have shown it to me by accident.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2015 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is matured in one-third new oak and includes 80% whole bunch fruit. It has a |serious| bouquet compared to plenty of others that I encountered, more introverted and saturnine, but powerful with layers of blackberry and bilberry fruit mixed with undergrowth and woodland scents. The palate is medium-bodied with strict tannin. This feels solid and linear, with chalky tannin and a crisp line of acidity. It is not the flamboyant or extrovert Bonnes-Mares that Groffier has produced in the past---this is impressive, perhaps uncompromising, built for the long-term and therefore it will require 8-10 years of bottle age. Serious.Author: Neal Martin
See other similar producers:Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur,Domaine Claude Dugat,Domaine Armand Rousseau
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 63 bottles owned
- 10 collectors