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Bonnes Mares, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé 1996

Tasting Notes

I loved this medium-to-dark ruby-colored wine. Earthy aromas of stones, minerals, blood, and blueberries can be found in this medium-to-full-bodied, tightly wound, sensual, and seductive wine. Seemingly unending layers of black raspberries, cherries, wild blueberries, tangy red currants, and fresh herbs can be found in this complex, rich, silky-textured, and profound wine. Its sublime finish, which provides the taster with yet another opportunity to witness this offering's gorgeous purity of fruit, has a firm yet supple backbone. An extraordinary Bonnes Mares! Projected maturity: 2003-2010+.

Pierre-Antoine Rovani, Wine Advocate (118), August 1998

Quite deep ruby with some evolution. Very intriguing nose. Real lift and balance. Great energy together with depth of fruit. Quite severe but admirably so. Great line. Needs food, of course, but this has the body to compensate for the acidity of this vintage. Long and complex.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2017
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