Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes Mares 2014

Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes Mares 2014

SKU 11374


The Domaine's Grands Crus are matured in oak barrels (80% new barrels) made from wood from the Allier and Nivernais regions. We favour light to medium-plus toasts as this ensures the perfect harmony between the wine and wood tannins. The eye is immediately caught by the vermilion hue. The first nose conveys discrete hints of blackcurrant bud and flowers. Spices and small red fruit aromas appear on the palate on aeration with liquorice contributing character. The sweet flavour of rose provides subtlety and style. The overall harmony ensures depth and results in a dense, superb and peerlessly elegant wine. Serving temperature 16° to 18°C. Food Pairings: Bonnes Mares is perfect with wildfowl in a vigneronne sauce, beef tournedos sauce forestière or robust cheeses such as Ami du Chambertin and matured goat's cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Drouhin-Laroze
  • wa90-92

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru includes around 35% whole bunch fruit and around 60% new oak. It has an open, quite transparent bouquet with mineral-tinged black fruit, a hint of Seville orange marmalade lurking in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin that lends this Bonnes-Mares good backbone and a little more masculinity than previous vintages. I like the density here, but it just needs to "flow" a little more towards the strict, linear finish.

Neal Martin, December 30, 2015
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorA tightly wound version, whose cherry, spice and leafy flavors are held in an ironclad grip of tannins. Big and powerful, with a compact finish. Best from 2021 through 2036. 10 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, 2017