Bonnes Mares, Benjamin Leroux 2015
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The 2015 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru demonstrated impressive intensity on the engaging nose: blackberry, briary, wilted rose petal and mineral, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe juicy red berry fruit, very structured and cohesive with an almost Musigny-like finish. There is clearly great density here, a long-term Bonnes-Mares with a persistent, spicy finish that will leave you racing back for another sip.
|Score: 94/96||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (228), December 2016|
**Note: from the northern part of the Chambolle side where the soil is referred to as terres blanches; here too this will be bottled only in magnum**
Background wood nuances are present on the brooding if very fresh and floral red berry fruit liqueur and earth-inflected nose. The succulent and extremely rich big-bodied flavors possess a taut muscularity and almost painful intensity that continues onto the balanced finish that goes on and on. This imposingly scaled effort is very firmly structured and in magnum format plenty of patience will ultimately be required.
|Score: 92/95||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (66), April 2017|
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