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2007 Nicolas Potel Bonnes Mares

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ITEM 8553029 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
varteco $160 $160
$160
Item Sold Amount Date
I8553029 1 $160 Dec 4, 2022
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

A coating of sweet fruit and velvet covers the firm tannins in this elegant red. This is smoky with raspberry, floral and mineral notes and a long resonant finish.

91-94Stephen Tanzer

Powerful, penetrating nose offers blueberry, white pepper, fresh herbs and rose petal. Intense and very pure but almost painfully unevolved today, communicating outstanding vibrancy to its flavors of dark berries, menthol and minerals.

18Jancis Robinson

Full and opulent on the nose. Broad, sweet and very pretty indeed - juicy and lovely balance. Precision.

90-93Burghound.com

...dark berry fruit aromas that merge into delicious, round and distinctly masculine and powerful flavors that are punchy, long and while not rustic, certainly robust.

PRODUCER

Nicolas Potel

Maison Nicolas Potel is a negociant started in Burgundy in the late 1990s by Nicolas Potel, son of the legendary winemaker Gerard Potel, who founded Domaine de la Pousse d’Or in Volnay. After Gerard’s death in 1997 Nicolas started the negociant business, but a falling out with his business partners in 2009 forced him out of the business that still bears his name. The company is now owned and operated by the brothers Louis and Armand Cottin of Maison Laboure-Roi, a nearly two-hundred year old Burgundy negociant. Nicolas Potel has had no connection with Maison Nicolas Potel since 2009. The Maison offers a large portfolio of Grand Cru, Premier Cru and other Burgundies.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny, Bonnes Mares

Bonnes Mares is a Grand Cru vineyard that is located in two appellations Chambolle-Musigny and the neighboring Morey St.-Denis. Of the total of 37.6 acres, 33.75 are in Chambolle, and just under 4 acres are in Morey St. Denis. The history of the vineyard is complicated and today there are some 35 landholders. The vineyard lies between 265 and 300 meters. The soil is heavier toward Morey St.-Denis, which is the northern end of the vineyard, and lighter as the vineyard enters the Chambolle-Musigny commune. Principal landholders are De Vogue, 6.7 acres; Drouhin-Laroze, 3.7 acres; and Georges Roumier, 3.5 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.