Bruno Clair Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2011
• Domaine: Bruno Clair
• Appellation (AOC): Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru
• Classification: Grand Cru
• Origin: Côte de Nuits, Côte d'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
"Bright medium red. Vibrant aromas of blueberry, wild herbs and pepper. Intensely flavored, dense and light on its feet; at once smooth and energetic, offering an uncanny combination of black fruit lift and deeper-pitched soil tones. Remarkably seamless, even round, for a young Bonnes-Mares but with the structure and balance to reward eight to ten years of cellaring. Consistent from start to finish." - Stephen tanzer, vinous.com, (March, 2014), Rating: 93+
"From .41-hectares of vines (planted in 1946 and 1978 that border Clos de Tart on the Morey side that were leased to Fougeray de Beauclair up until 2006,) the 2011 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has an exuberant bouquet as one would expect. Precocious dark cherry and plum aromas, almost honeyed and ravishing! The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, generous entry before unexpected tertiary notes surface on the middle and latter stages. In the end, it is a more masculine Bonnes-Mares compared to its peers, one more structured but very focused and long in the mouth. Drink 2015-2028. " - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (8/28/2013, Issue 208), Rating: 92, Drink: 2015-2028
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