2015 Domaine Dujac Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1311518 93-96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A discreet application of wood sets off less evidently spicy but even more complex aromas of black cherry, red currant, earth, game and once again Asian-style tea scents. The rich, powerful and overtly muscular broad-shouldered flavors coat the palate with dry extract before culminating in a hugely long finish. What I like about this wine though is the subtle interplay of structural elements that contribute mightily to the sense of harmony and grace, which is relatively unusual for such a big wine. In short, this is first-rate.  (1/2017)

93-96 points Vinous

 Bright, dark red. Ineffable high-pitched aromas of raspberry, spices, piquant minerality and mint. Tighter than the Clos de la Roche and less fleshy in the early going but with terrific energy and pungent lift to the sharply defined flavors of raspberry, cocoa powder, pepper and spices. The wine's very firm tannins suggest that it will need considerable cellaring upon release, but this should be a beauty.(ST)  (1/2017)

95 points John Gilman

 As one would expect, the 2015 Bonnes-Mares from Domaine Dujac is not quite as exotically floral and flamboyant as the Clos St. Denis, but every bit as good. The bouquet is deep and youthful, offering up a superb blend of red and black cherries, venison, woodsmoke, a touch of mustard seed, raw cocoa, complex soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows off outstanding mid-palate depth, with firm, ripe tannins, bright acids and laser-like focus on the very long and very promising finish. This is structured quite a bit like the 2005 was out of the blocks! 2028-2085.  (1/2017)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a very precise and linear bouquet at first, then begins to unfurl with scents of black cherry, mulberry, pomegranate and distant marine scents (oyster shells and estuarine aromas). The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a little chalky in texture with a poised, saline finish that is quite "Roumier" in style. It will need several years for it to unfold but it will reward those with patience.  (12/2016)

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- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


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