A wine that shows little of the early approachability of the year, the Bonnes-Mares is dense, compact and vibrant to the core, all of which bodes well for the future.
Plush, sweet and spicy, with a distinctly wild quality to the blueberry and huckleberry flavors accented by peppery herbs. Youthfully imploded Bonnes-Mares, with a tight, powerful finish that calls for patience. Superb.
...quite a precocious bouquet with black cherries, cassis and crushed violets that demonstrates impressive clarity. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet ripe black cherries and cassis fruit underlying minerality...
From the south-east corner so all terres rouges. Firm and animal on the nose. Rich and fruity with the fruit dominating the tannin in this case. Very dense and impressive – almost monumental... Very firm and lots of matière.
...very rich, round and again quite voluminous middle weight plus flavors that possess excellent mid-palate concentration, all wrapped in muscular finish.