Bruno Clair Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Price: $404.08 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A brooding and much less expressive nose grudgingly reveals notes of both red and dark berries, earth, tangerine peel and spice nuances. This is even bigger and more powerful with its mouth coating broad-shouldered flavors that possess plenty of muscle before culminating in an explosive but tightly wound finish that just goes on and on. This is quite simply terrific but at the risk of sounding like a broken record, plenty of patience will be required.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 95
The 2014 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru has a tightly wound, stony and rather stoic bouquet at first, one that demands patience. This is not as immediate as its peers. Eventually there are subtle rose petal notes, orange zest and cold granite aromas that unfurl, giving a fleeting glimpse – a premonition of what is to come. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannin, touches of orange rind infusing the blackberry and blueberry fruit, controlled and quite structured towards the finish that has great nervosite. Alongside the Clos Saint-Jacques this is Bruno Clair’s best 2014.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 94-96