Bonnes Mares 2014 Drouhin, Joseph
€ 506,99 (incl. Vat)
Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits
The 2014 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru was cropped on September 19 and includes 15% whole cluster fruit, and unlike the Musigny, this had not been bottled. Deep in color, it has great volume and generosity on the nose with blackberry, boysenberry and wilted violet aromas. The fruit is more red than black, perhaps quite Vosne-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, clean and pure, quite refined with deftly integrated oak. Curiously, it comes across as linear on the finish. This is a strict Bonnes-Mares with good tension, a Bonnes-Mares that does not want to let its hair down at the moment. I'd like to see just a little more flamboyance once in bottle.
Dark cherry red with a blue caste on the rim. Savoury, smoky dark-red fruit. Lean, graphite, fine-boned and dry. Elegant and savoury, the tannins dry but super-fine. No attempt to please at the moment but there?s a fine graphite character that I am sure will step aside to reveal more aromatic charm. More structured than the Musigny. Opens up in the glass to redder fruit and more fragrance.