Bonnes Mares 1999 Comte de Vogue
|Brand||Comte de Vogue|
|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
The Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1999 has a quite exuberant bouquet that is very floral, like somebody shoving a bouquet of freshly picked violets under your nostrils. Looking further, one finds shaved black truffles and blackcurrant pastilles, aromatics that gain confidence and chutzpah with time. The palate is medium-bodied with black cherries and hints of tobacco. This is firm and quite rigid like many 1999s, impressive more than giving at the moment, a Bonnes-Mares that clearly requires another decade in bottle to show what it is capable of.
Winespectator / James Suckling (91)
Lovely, and seriously structured. Full-bodied and rich, with some wonderfully soft tannins and ripe fruit. Shows plum, prune and blackberries, with some mineral creeping in on the finish. Needs cellaring so the oak can integrate with the wine.