Domaine Bruno Clair Bonnes Mares 2011

$249.00

SKU 10737

750ml

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This vineyard expresses all the complexity of the "pinot noir". In all years, one finds there an immense finesse in smoothness with deep, full and generous tannins.They have this characteristic for a great wine, to be at the same time wines of very great guard never not presenting signs of austerity in their youth.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Bruno Clair
  • bh93

BurghoundAn appealingly floral nose features notes of violets along with cool and pure earthy plum and red berry fruit aromas that are liberally laced with wet stone nuances. The taut and muscular broad-scaled and concentrated flavors are precise, intense and explosively long on the focused, dusty and stunningly persistent finish that is still quite youthfully austere. Note well that this perfectly well-balanced and very firm effort will also require extended cellar time.

Allen Meadows, January 15, 2014
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateFrom .41-hectares of vines (planted in 1946 and 1978 that border Clos de Tart on the Morey side that were leased to Fougeray de Beauclair up until 2006,) the 2011 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has an exuberant bouquet as one would expect. Precocious dark cherry and plum aromas, almost honeyed and ravishing! The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, generous entry before unexpected tertiary notes surface on the middle and latter stages. In the end, it is a more masculine Bonnes-Mares compared to its peers, one more structured but very focused and long in the mouth. Drink 2015-2028.

Neal Martin, August 2013