Robert Parker – 93
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru from Christophe Roumier has a ripe redcurrant, kirsch and vanilla-tinged bouquet, high-toned but not volatile, generous if missing some mineralité. The palate is defined by its very smooth texture: seamless and so lithe in the mouth. There is impressive purity here and while you could describe this as “showy” (not an adjective that I often apply to Christophe’s wines), that is meant in a positive way. There is the substance to suggest this will age with style — a sophisticated and thoroughly enjoyable Bonnes-Mares to savor. Tasted September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040