Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes Mares 2014
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
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.
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.