2011 Georges Roumier - Bonnes Mares 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Chambolle Musigny | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

V 95+   BH 93-95   IWC 94(+?)   WA 93  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Vinous | Rating: 95+

A vivid, powerful wine, the 2011 Bonnes-Mares impresses for its nuance, detail and huge, imposing structure. Constantly changing in the glass, the 2011 is remarkably crystalline for such a big wine. A host of blue/blackish fruit intermingled with violets, spices and balsamic notes wrap around the palate on the finish. This is a rare 2011 that will require significant cellaring. If there is one Roumier wine I would want to own on regular basis, it is the Bonnes-Mares.

Drink Dates: 2021-2036
Author: Antonio Galloni

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Burghound | Rating: 93-95

This is also brilliantly perfumed if not quite as elegant as the Amoureuses with its broad ranging nose of earth, red currant and lovely floral notes. There is a firm minerality to the remarkably rich, powerful and concentrated big-bodied flavors that possess both excellent volume and first-rate punch on the hugely long and youthfully austere. This is a stunner of wine that will need pretty much all of 15 years, and perhaps even 20, to arrive at its full majority.

Drink Dates: 2026+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 49 Burghound Selection Don't miss

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94(+?)

Good dark red. Musky, lively aromas of raspberry, cherry liqueur and bitter chocolate. Silky red berry, red cherry and brown spice flavors are leavened by penetrating acidity, with a hint of woodsmoke adding complexity. Very sappy grand cru with good medicinal reserve; a bit compact today. This is darker in its fruit quality than the foregoing samples and the solid tannins are nobler. Very long on the aftertaste.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 173

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 2011 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is blessed with a fragrant bouquet of dried violet petals, hints of burnt toast and plenty of black fruit vying for attention, however, it needs a couple of years to fully coalesce. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins on the entry. This is a big wine, filling the mouth with ease with layers of black fruit, tobacco and a saline tang on the aftertaste. It is quite austere on the finish at the moment. Drink 2017-2030+.

Drink Dates: 2017-2030
Author: Neal Martin
Issue: 211

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Average rating: 94, based on 4 reviews
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About This Producer

Georges Roumier married his way into some of the best vineyard holdings in the Cote d'Or, back in 1924. He gained a wife from Chambolle and the vineyards as part of the dowry. Grand Cru blocks in Bonnes-Mares, Clos de Vougeot, Musigny, and Corton Charlemagne produce highly sought-after wines year after year. Christophe Roumier, Georges' son, has run the domaine since 1982, when he took over management of his family's 14.2 hectares of vines. He is regarded as one of the finest winemakers in the Cote de Nuit, one who strives to create authentic representations of each of his diverse plots.

See other similar producers: Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur, Domaine Claude Dugat, Domaine Robert Groffier Pere & Fils

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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