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Bruno Clair Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Burgundy France, 2014, 750

Domaine Bruno Clair Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Burgundy France, 2016, 750

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Domaine Bruno Clair Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Burgundy France, 2016, 750

BH 95
"Like the Bèze there is a moderate lashing of toasty oak framing the spiced mix of various red berries, earth and floral hints. There is even more power if not necessarily more size and weight to the big-bodied and very serious flavors that flex plenty of muscle on the superbly persistent finish. This knockout effort is even more structured than its grand cru counterpart and again, this will indisputably not be a wine for early drinking."

AG 95
"(the estate made 34 hectoliters per hectare as its vines in Bonnes-Mares escaped frost damage): Healthy medium red. Powerfully aromatic nose combines a sexy medicinal note with an inviting musky, fleshy quality that I did not find in any other of the estate's '16s. Robust, chewy and deep on the palate, offering mouthfilling flavors of black raspberry, cherry liqueur, earth and spices. This very powerful, soil-driven wine spreads out horizontally on the very long back end, saturating the palate with serious but fine tannins. I suspect this will need at least a decade of bottle aging to approach its peak."

Decanter 94
"As usual, Clair’s Bonnes-Mares will be a wine for the long haul. A detailed nose of cassis, wild rose, currant leaf, incipient venison and a gentle framing of new oak precedes a vibrant, taut and full-bodied palate, its tannins rich but chalky, even firm. This is tight-knit and full of energy - promising for those willing to wait a good fifteen years.Drinking Window 2028 - 2050."

From the Domaine

  • ACREAGE1.6413 hectares
  • SoilClay limestone
  • SubsoilLimestone with entroques and Ostrea acuminata marls
  • ORIENTATIONSouth-east
  • YEAR OF PLANTING1946, 1962, 1978, 1980
  • Vinification30–50% whole bunches; 10–15 days maceration in wooden vats
  • MATURATION18–20 months in oak barrels; approx. 45% new barrels
  • TASTING NOTESVery deep red robe
    Nose of black fruits and spices
    A powerful and complex wine of remarkable length
  • LAYING DOWN10 years minimum

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