Bonnes Mares 2013 Lucien Le Moine
€ 252,89 (in Vat)
|Brand||Lucien Le Moine|
|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
The 2013 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru is initially a moody bastard. But it opens gloriously with black cherries, blueberry and violet scents that are beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with firm ripe tannins. It is quite masculine and austere (especially for a Bonnes-Mares) with a closed but compelling finish. I suggest giving this serious decanting 3-5 hours before serving.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
This is at once aromatically elegant and restrained with its spice and openly floral inflected nose that is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The mouth feel of the large-scaled flavors contrast a relatively supple and accessible mid-palate against the tension-filled and very firm tannins on the finish that delivers superb depth and length. Still, the overall impression is unusually refined in the context of what is typical for the appellation and unlike most of these grands crus, this could be drunk with pleasure after 7 to 8 years or so.