Robert Parker – 95
The 2015 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru is really blossoming now that the wine is safely in bottle. It has a gorgeous, floral bouquet with scents of blueberry, blackberry and briary, wonderful mineral expression here with a palpable sense of energy and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, what you might call a “cool” Bonnes Mares, sleek and sensual with very fine tension towards the red cherry and kirsch tinged finish. What a gorgeous Bonnes-Mares, though I would be inclined to afford it several years in bottle. Tasted November 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045
Burghound – 94
Deep ruby. A completely different aromatic profile is present with its much earthier array of notably fresh red berries and discreet sauvage aromas where a touch of elegance is provided by notes of violet and lilac. There is excellent richness to the muscular and full-bodied flavors that also possess fine mid-palate concentration that coats the mouth and helps to buffer the very firm tannic spine on the seamlessly proportioned finale. This very firmly structured effort is clearly going to require 15 to 20 years to arrive at its peak.
Vinous – 93+
Good dark red Musky, soil-driven aromas of dark cherry, sappy pomegranate, wild herbs and brown spices Densely packed and silky but with excellent definition and energy to its dark berry, menthol, dark chocolate and herb flavors Much broader than the Chambolle 1er Cru but also less evolved Finishes with fine-grained tannins and terrific length
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034
JancisRobinson.com – 18
South-east corner so all terres rouges. Very deep colour. Fresh and tense. Racy and fruity – much more transparent and readable than the Amoureuses at this point. Sleek and fun. Serious but with very obvious fruit ripeness too. Dry finish shows it will last well.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2044