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Jean-Marie Guffens of White Burgundy fame recently bought Chateau Closiot in Barsac and produces a cuvee called "Bonneau" in good vintages - there was none in 2021.
The 2022 has a sugar level of 154 g/litre (similar to Yquem) and a production of approximately 500 cases. It will be bottled in 75cl and halves with diam corks
A bright golden colour in the glass, with a tropical nose of honey and saffron, together with pineapple rings and baked apples. The palate is glossy but lined with vibrant acidity, no easy feat in 2022. The sweetness is hedonistic but balanced, layered with ginger, marmalade and maple syrup. Honeyed peaches and fresh ceps line the finish. Complex and impressive. Jean-Marie has quickly found his stride in Barsac.
The 2022 Bonneau is composed of 98% Semillon and 2% Muscadelle, with 138 g/L residual sugar. Pale to medium straw in color, it sashays out with wonderfully provocative scents of lemon meringue pie, pineapple upside-down cake, and orange blossoms, followed by hints of jasmine tea, lime cordial, and acacia honey. The palate delivers fantastic poise and grace for such a rich vintage, offering loads of ginger, baking spices, and chalky nuances to accent the opulent citrus and tropical fruit layers, leading to a finish of amazing length on this beautiful wine.