JancisRobinson.com – 18+
Deep crimson. Not an intense nose but a very promisingly subtle one that’s already showing many a nuance. Great balance and suavity on the palate. Truly grand cru stuff with taffeta texture and a great spread of ripe fruit across the palate. Refined and really rather majestic.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
Robert Parker – 91
The 2015 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru includes 40% whole bunch this year and that lends complexity on the nose with brambly black fruit, briary and touches of undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with a structured, slightly tough opening. It is very structured with firm tannin, very saline in the mouth with a muscular finish that will soften with requisite bottle age. It is a fine Bonnes-Mares, but I know it can be even better.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2038